Posted on: 26 March 2013

Painting; gouache and watercolour, of three couples; potter, barber and washerman. Tanjore, ca. 1830

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How does the barber's wife help her husband? The other two seem to be doing their bit.

Barbers' wife shaves women head during certain religious practice, like visiting Tirupati Balaji, we are the largest human hair exporter in the world for Wig makers.

Great painting! But I have to say my mother hates all 3!