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Women with curry stone and raggy mill, Madras

Women with curry stone and raggy mill, Madras

Photographer: Nicholas and Curths

Medium: Photographic print

Date: 1870

Shelfmark: Photo 1000/52(4945)

Item number: 4945

Length: 10.5

Width: 13.5

Scale: Centimetres

Genre: Photograph

Photograph of two women with a curry stone and a raggy mill at Madras in Tamil Nadu, taken by Nicholas and Curths in c.1870, from the Archaeological Survey of India. This photograph was shown at the Vienna Universal Exhibition of 1873. This is a view of one woman crushing spices, the other grinding raggy, a grain cultivated as a staple in food in Southern India, between two millstones.

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