Posted on: 17 July 2013

One of six drawings of figures from the Mughal emperor's ceremonial procession on the occasion of Id. A covered sedan chair being carried by eight or nine men, wearing white with various coloured sashes and turbans. Three accompanying figures, one with a parasol.

Delhi, India - ca. 1840

Artist: Mazhar Ali Khan

Painted in opaque watercolour on paper

Copyright: © V&A Images

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an un-canopied version was called a taam -jhaam (Taum Jhaum as the Brits called it)

DS, sir this is an interesting bit of information!..... I used to think. Tm-Jham is just a "sound word" denoting paraphernalia. Thanks.