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 12 Sep 2013 Rare Paintings
Watercolour painting with a pen and ink border of a man and woman carding cotton. The man is seated on the ground holding a bow-like instrument with his left hand and another implement in his right. On the ground below the bow-like instrument is a white mat and the suggestion of clumps of cotton.... Read More
 12 Sep 2013 Rare Paintings
A man combing and a woman sitting down spinning cotton beside a tree.
Drawn on paper.

Pahari School
1850 (circa)
Panjab Hills

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 12 Sep 2013 Rare Paintings
Watercolour painting on paper of two women spinning cotton. Both women are seated on the ground in front of a thatched building. One woman, wearing an orange sari which covered her head and shoulders is spinning using a drop spindle over a basket. She is squatting on a mat and has numerous bangle... Read More
 12 Sep 2013 Rare BOOKS
Digital Rare Book:
The Textile Manufactures and the Costumes of the People of India
By J.Forbes Watson
Printed for India Office by George Edward Eyre and William Spottiswoode, London- 1866


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 11 Sep 2013 Rare Photographs
Cotton stacks and 'churka' or cotton gin in operation, Berar - 1866

Photograph of cotton stacks and a 'charka' or cotton gin in operation at Berar in India, taken by an unknown photographer in 1866, from the Archaeological Survey of Indian Collections. After photography was introduced into Ind... Read More
 11 Sep 2013 Rare Photographs
The native loom or Mag, Berar - 1866

Photograph of the native loom or Mag at Berar in Maharashtra, taken by an unknown photographer in c. 1866, from the Archaeological Survey of India. The weaver sits with his legs in a type of hole which contains the lower portion of the machinery which he wo... Read More
 11 Sep 2013 Rare Photographs
Laying warps for native cloth - 1895

Photograph of women laying out warps on the ground in Jammu and Kashmir, taken by an unknown photographer in the 1890s. The women shown here are unwinding spun thread into long lengths which will later be used to form the warp threads of weaving looms and s... Read More
 11 Sep 2013 Rare Photographs
Man operating a silk loom, Ghotal, Midnapur - 1873

Photograph of a man operating a silk loom at Ghotal in Medinipur, Bengal, taken by an unknown photographer in c. 1873, from the Archaeological Survey of India Collections. This image was probably shown at an International Exhibition. The produ... Read More
 11 Sep 2013 Rare Paintings
A street-scene in the village of Raniya - 1818

Watercolour of a street scene in the village of Raniya in the Hissar district, Haryana, by an anonymous artist working in the Delhi style, part of the Fraser Collection, c. 1816-1820.

In the foreground a young woman sits SPINNING with a child b... Read More
 1 Sep 2013 Rare Paintings
Pilgrims nearing the Sangam
By Ernest Stephen Lumsden

Date painted: 1927
Oil on board, 50.9 x 60.8 cm

Collection: Royal Scottish Academy of Art & Architecture Read More
 11 Aug 2013 Rare Paintings
Painting; gouache, Sati Ceremony, Tanjore, 1800

Sati ceremony: self-immolation of a Hindu widow, with men and women mourning by a river.

The pictures made by Indian artists for the British in India are called Company paintings. This one depicts the practice of sati (suttee) or widow-burning... Read More
 2 Jul 2013 Rare Photographs
Photo album:
Photographs of Western India
At the SMU Central University Libraries site

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 1 Jul 2013 Rare Photographs
Pounding rice - 1895

Photograph of a group of Kashmiri women in the modern-day state of Jammu and Kashir in India, taken by an unknown photographer in the 1890s. The two standing women are pounding rice with wooden poles in a vessel. The older woman squatting on the left is separating grains o... Read More
 1 Jul 2013 Rare BOOKS
Digital Rare Book:
A Dictionary of Kashmiri Proverbs & Sayings - Explained and illustrated from the rich and interesting folklore of the Valley
By Rev. J. Hinton Knowles.
Published by Education Society's Press, Bombay - 1885

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 29 Jun 2013 Rare Paintings
Praying cylinders at Soonum. Woman filling a container with water, Himalaya - 1865

By William Simpson

Watercolour on paper

Simpson, William (1823-1899). Painter and lithographer. Simpson was apprenticed to a lithographer in Glasgow and in 1851 came to London where he made views of the Gr... Read More
 25 Jun 2013 Rare Paintings
Village Bengali des bords du Gange - 1841

Lithograph of a Bengali village on the banks of the Ganges by L.H. de Rudder (1807-1881) after an original drawing of November 1841 by Prince Aleksandr Mikhailovich Saltuikov and published in Paris in 1848.

The Ganges is the principal river of India... Read More
 24 Jun 2013 Rare BOOKS
Digital Rare Book:
Hindus of the Himalayas
By Gerald D. Berreman
Published by University of California Press - 1963


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A villager of Kelsu in the Himalyas. On back, sketch of a milk stoup and waterlathe, a... Read More
 23 Jun 2013 Rare BOOKS
Digital Rare Book:
The web of Indian life
By Sister Nivedita (Margaret E. Noble)
Published by William Heinemann, London - 1906


Book Excerpt:

The woman pausing in the dying light to salute the river brings us to another such instance. There is nothing occult in the passion of Hindus for the Ga... Read More
 21 Jun 2013 Rare BOOKS
Digital Rare Book:
The Languages of the northern Himalayas, being studies in the grammar of twenty-six Himalayan dialects.
By Thomas Grahame Bailey
Published by Royal Asiatic Society, London - 1908


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 26 May 2013 Rare Paintings
An Indian man riding a camel
India
Early 1800s

Credit: Wellcome Library, London Read More