Posted on: 22 December 2013

Page from an album of sketches of costumes of South India (opaque watercolour with letterpress). Company School, on European paper watermarked Moreley & Saunders 1842 depicting JONAGUERS (JONAGAN). The bearded man wears a lungi tied at the waist by a sash. He is bare-chested and on his shaved head he wears a fez-like cap. In his right hand he carries a knife, and a closed umbrella is in his left. His wife wears a lower garment tied like a lungi, with a long blouse and shawl draped across the chest and covering her head. In her hand she carries an unidentified object, possibly part of a plant.

Company School
1850 (circa)
Malabar Coast

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