Click here to skip to content

Women pounding and cleaning rice, Madras

Women pounding and cleaning rice, Madras

Photographer: Nicholas and Curths

Medium: Photographic print

Date: 1870

Shelfmark: Photo 1000/52(4944)

Item number: 4944

Length: 10.3

Width: 13.6

Scale: Centimetres

Genre: Photograph

Portrait of women pounding and cleaning rice at Madras in Tamil Nadu, taken by Nicholas & Curths in c. 1870, from the Archaeological Survey of India. This image was exhibited at the Vienna Exhibition of 1873. The woman on the right is pounding rice with a pestle and mortar, the other woman is holding a tray of rice.

Search within this collection

Elsewhere on our websites

Newsletter

Latest events - register free online

Mobile app

For iPhone, iPad and Android

Report a Concern

What is the nature of your concern?

Report a Concern

What is the nature of your concern?

Email link to a friend

Write a brief note to accompany the email

Your friend's email address: