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 6 Jan 2014 Sculpture
Dance scene of 13 male figures made of plaster and painted brown with white clothing, all standing on circular wooden board (a). Figures attached to board with metal wires protruding from their feet and pass through holes in board. (b) man wearing turban and loincloth playing drum held horizontal... Read More
 6 Jan 2014 Video
Video:
Tribes of the Deccan (Hyderabad, India)

Filmed by Christoph von Furer-Haimendorf. Broadcast by the BBC in the 1960's and based on fieldwork carried out in the Deccan between 1940-48. The film is part of a large archive of footage shot by Haimendorf in the Himalayas. Presented by the yo... Read More
 6 Jan 2014 Artefacts
Gond musical instrument made of wood, cord (vegetable fibre).

'Wood musical instrument; each arm terminates in a clapper, which is pierced and secured by a vegetable fibre cord. "Chatka". Makes a "clapping noise" when strings are pulled (strings missing).'

19th century
Chhindwara District

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 6 Jan 2014 Rare BOOKS
Digital Rare Book:
Papers relating to the aboriginal tribes of the Central Provinces
By Rev. Stephen Hislop
Published in Nagpore - 1866


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Figure (model of a Gond man) made of clay and painted dark brown... Read More
 2 Jan 2014 New Books
Digital Rare Book:
The Hindi Shorthand Manual
Developed by Radhelal Trivedi
Printed at The Agra Akhbar Press, Agra - 1925


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 31 Dec 2013 Rare BOOKS
Digital Rare Book:
Ancient and modern alphabets of the popular Hindu languages of the southern peninsula of India
By Henry Harkness
Published for the Royal Asiatic Society of Great Britain & Ireland by J.W. Parker in London - 1837


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 29 Dec 2013 Rare Paintings
Painting; Gouache, A cook and his wife, Tanjore, ca. 1790

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 29 Dec 2013 Rare Paintings
Painting; gouache on mica, A cook with a kettle, Trichinopoly, ca.1875

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 29 Dec 2013 Rare Paintings
Painting of a Kabab Maker

Source:
The Eleven Illustrations - The Illustrated Book About Makers Of Glassware, etc., And A Description of Their Tools
By Ghulam Yahya
Edited, Translated and Introduced by Mehr Afshan Farooqi
Published in Bareilly District (United Provinces) - 1820
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 29 Dec 2013 Rare Paintings
Painting; gouache and watercolour, Pot maker, Tanjore, ca. 1840 - ca. 1850

This painting provides a detailed depiction of
a potter’s workshop in Thanjavur. On the left a man is making domestic cooking stoves. In the centre two figures are increasing the size of the clay pots by beatin... Read More
 29 Dec 2013 Rare BOOKS
Digital Rare Book:
The Indian Cookery Book: A practical handbook to the kitchen in India
By A Thirty-five year's Resident
Published by Thacker, Spink & Co., Bombay - 1880


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 29 Dec 2013 Rare Paintings
Painting; watercolour, a woman food-vendor serving two travellers, Patna, ca. 1826

Marks and inscriptions:
'Butiarnee. Traveller's cook.'
John Hall 1819 and C. Wilmot 1821

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 29 Dec 2013 Rare BOOKS
Digital Rare Book:
The Eleven Illustrations - The Illustrated Book About Makers Of Glassware, etc., And A Description of Their Tools
By Ghulam Yahya
Edited, Translated and Introduced by Mehr Afshan Farooqi
Published in Bareilly District (United Provinces) - 1820
In Persian

This Indo-Persi... Read More
 26 Dec 2013 Rare Paintings
Painting; gouache and watercolour, of three couples; toddy-tapper, buttermilk seller, basket-makers. Tanjore, ca. 1830

1. Toddy-tappers; the man carrying a jar and ladder, the woman a pot.
2. A buttermilk-seller and his wife; the woman carrying a pot and measure.
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 26 Dec 2013 Rare Paintings
Watercolour, a toddy-tapper at work, Patna, ca. 1805

The term ‘Company painting’ is given to pictures made by Indian artists for the British in India, particularly employees of the East India Company, the trading firm that by the 18th century had acquired a territorial empire in I... Read More
 26 Dec 2013 Rare Paintings
Watercolour A toddy-tapper, Trichinopoly, ca. 1870

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 26 Dec 2013 Rare Paintings
Print in glass-fronted black frame of ten separate implements used in collecting Toddy. Sticker on glass front: 'Implements used in collecting "Toddy."'
In bottom right-hand corner of print: 'Reeve, Benham & Reeve, imp".

19th century
India

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 26 Dec 2013 Rare Paintings
Opaque watercolour painting on European paper of a toddy tapper and his wife. The man wears a turban and short lower garment, and holds with his left hand a Palmyra palm stem from which hang two clay pots, filled with palm juice, on his right shoulder. In his right hand he carries a knife. From h... Read More
 26 Dec 2013 Rare Paintings
Gouache painting on mica of wine waiter. The man is shown squatting on the floor whilst holding the two bottles in a basket which is filled with something, possibly water. He wears a long white tunic and a white hat with yellow shoes with up-turned toes. On the floor to his right is a small baske... Read More
 26 Dec 2013 Rare BOOKS
Digital Rare Book:
Wine in Ancient India
By Dhirendra Krishna Bose
Published by K.M.Connor & Co., Calcutta - 1922


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Inscribed slab.Slab engraved with an inscription in Sanskrit record... Read More