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women at market
All woman bazaar?
is it really Patna school of company painting
did really women had such economic freedom during British times? & participated in work force or labour force?
pot maker. a woman. does it depicts women as participating in workforce or having economic independence. Or totally dependent on Men to work tirelessly at his command together with doing all other household works? they had and have no say in money matters? company school painting
pot maker
earthen pots
women of house were equally participating in such works of Art or requiring skills. thus they too were skilled. participated in the work. it seems to be from South India-Malabar? company school?
in weaver's house too women equally participated in works. most of works done by them in addition to household works. In those times too work done by women was not counted properly? TUS time use #survey a new Technic is being evolved to evaluate works of women in houses, let's C
a woman worker? but what she is grinding? is she Gem or Diamond worker? jewllery maker? such works requiring skills too were in domain of women? as we know all household works too r done by them. I respect all working women-mothers! is she from Lucknow?
cutting tree was also in Painting. this craft was unusually skilled, required to handle a big saw, with that two men used to cut even trees into required size-shape of plank of wood! such precision came only with hard work & Patience. Skills were learned from elders- family
kahar or carriers were a famous community, they were skilled in carrying palanquin, & much in demand. till 20 years back palanquin were part of wedding ceremony, bridal bidai & dwarchar was done via palanquin. Now replaced by Car/vehicles. But Art of making it also lost
firecracker maker!
various kinds of fire crackers were there., even beautifull peacock shaped, looking like a boat? was it to run on thread?
British Raj or company painting
earlier way of irrigation, taking out water from well required bullocks, the filled pot when came above, a person turns it or un-fill it? so that water flows down to agricultural fields through a canal
Raj Company #painting
lilly ghodi? लिल्ली घोडी
as we used to see in marriage processions, but now extinct, amazing art it was. artists has to move the horse with music, sometimes it rushed over children, so as to frighten them?
Company paintings captured lot of such things, which we have lost
while dance girl was status symbol at any function in those days, Devdasi was in South India, tawaif-derwali-domni etc in North.
Among devadasi-for God, Rajdasi who danced for Rajas, jan-dasi dance in public?
Sadir dance it was called
Company painting had dance too?
from turban it looked close to Maratha- or mysore?
but snake charmer and his wife holding he snaked looked as if from Tanjore area, Tamil Nadu?
company #painting
two showing washerman, one had donkey commonly thought off as carriers, but other has a bullock-ox, quite different from common perception. regional variations too are evident in company paintings.
there was one legend that once a british officer saw a lady in bagghi, he saluted. later it was known that she was GauharJaan, famous singer, outraged, britishers fined anyone using baggi. Princess like she was, she traveled in Bagghi (horse driven stately coach)& paid fine too?
rich and wealthy used to traveled by personal cart-called Tum-Tum
टम टम it was refined version of tonga or tanga
it was single seater? or could accommodate two? if required? Bagghi was much bigger coach. later nobles, royalty only traveled in those stately bagghis.
horse carriage
Tum-Tum? only rich could afford this type of carriage, employment for horse keeper, carriage keeper/cleaner too, or two were rolled into one?
at V & A museum, UK
company #paintings
found this @ssharadmohhan ji?
earlier we used to travel by bullock carts, on occasions it was appropriately decorated, either marriage, or going for a Mela?
William Tayler(1842-45) was a civil servant of East India Company, was commissioner of Patna in 1855. i have traveled on such type in village
#Bullock Carriage well decorated from all side, including bullocks also, as they are the ones who will take us, thus they ought to be good looking! lot of accessories were made for purpose, that art is now extinct
Patna School painting
company painting?
Honolulu Museum of Art
unusual? very few will notice such craft? pole decorator? one who decorates the pole, since nowdays no such poles r used, earlier every time these are used, required, either for tents, shamianas, etc
but company painters captured every minute details of Indian culture
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