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Apr 8, 2016

Photographs of the Wire and Tinsel Industry in Bengal - 1910

Wire and Tinsel Industry workers in Calcutta (Kolkata) . Photographs by Babu Mallinath Ray, published in a report in 1910.

Preparing salmaPreparing salma

Preparing chumki(spangles)Preparing chumki(spangles)
Image decorators at work - preparing anklets, armlets, scarfImage decorators at work - preparing anklets, armlets, scarf


Image decorators at work - preparing anchla and mookootImage decorators at work - preparing anchla and mookoot
Exhibiting chumki, khankni, bullion, salmaExhibiting chumki, khankni, bullion, salma
Drawing of wireDrawing of wire
Specimens of kinkhabs- brocades and cloth of gold and silverSpecimens of kinkhabs- brocades and cloth of gold and silver

Specimens of karchal (embroidery) workSpecimens of karchal (embroidery) work
Exhibiting scarf and crownExhibiting scarf and crown

An image with tinsel decorationsAn image with tinsel decorations