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Tile maker, Ahmadabad

Tile maker, Ahmadabad

Photographer: Unknown

Medium: Photographic print

Date: 1873

Shelfmark: Photo 1000/52(4926)

Item number: 4926

Length: 12.8

Width: 18.3

Scale: Centimetres

Genre: Photograph

Photograph of a tile maker at Ahmadabad in Gujarat, taken by an unknown photographer in c. 1873, from the Archaeological Survey of India. This view shows the potter making the cylindrical pipes that will be cut in half to make pan-tiles and is one of a set of prints which were probably shown at an exhibition in Europe. The kumhar (potter) makes unglazed terracotta or earthenware pots for storage or for transporting water as well as bricks and tiles.

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