Man Dyeing Cloth

early 1830s
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Overall: 22.2 x 15.9 cm (8 3/4 x 6 1/4 in.)
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Members of the British East India Company, largely merchants themselves, collected picture books that were compendiums of Indian professions and occupations, made by a new class of commercial Indian artists. They often emphasized the exotic and primitive aspects of life in India, such as the turbaned, pajama-clad man, squatting on the ground with a blank expression, making dye and hand-coloring strips of cloth using simple terracotta vessels.
Man Dyeing Cloth

Man Dyeing Cloth

early 1830s

India, Company School, Lucknow, 19th century

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