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A model of a Patangbaz from North India

1900/1935

Dr. Bhau Daji Lad Mumbai City Museum

Dr. Bhau Daji Lad Mumbai City Museum

This clay model is of a ‘Patangbaz’ or an expert kite-flyer, dressed in traditional north Indian costume, holding a colourful kite and a reel of thread to control its movement. In the 19th & early 20th century, under the British rule, many such clay models were made to document Indian culture and lifestyle in great detail. The Museum has the largest such collection in India.

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  • Title: A model of a Patangbaz from North India
  • Date: 1900/1935
  • Location: V&A Museum, Bombay
  • Material: Half-baked terracotta and pigment.
  • Gallery: Kamalnayan Bajaj Mumbai Gallery

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