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Model of a Khoja couple

1900/1935

Dr. Bhau Daji Lad Mumbai City Museum

Dr. Bhau Daji Lad Mumbai City Museum

The man is wearing an Achkan or Shervani with - possibly - European style trousers in cotton, or straight Indian-style lowers. His style of a pronounced beard is similar to the ones we seen in other models in the textile manufactures series. This is the first time we see a woman in a long tunic with straight trouser-like lowers, and a scarf. This style is generally associated with women from the North-West regions of the subcontinent at the time.

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  • Title: Model of a Khoja couple
  • Date: 1900/1935
  • Location: Dr. Bhau Daji Lad Museum, Mumbai
  • Physical Dimensions: Male figure: H 25cm, L 9.3 cm, Wt 421 gm, Female figure: H 23.8 cm, L 9.5 cm, Wt 433 gm
  • Material: Half baked terracotta clay and pigment
  • Gallery: Kamalnayan Bajaj Mumbai Gallery

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