Aug 13, 2011

Potters at work, near Karachi - 1873

Photograph showing potters' yard, on the bank of the 'Lyaree' River, near Karachi.

The potter represented standing on the right of the picture is kneading the clay which has been previously prepared in the pit represented on the right. The centre figure is represented with a lump of unfinished clay on the wheel. The left-hand man shows a drain pipe on the centre of the wheel which, on being removed, is cut so as to bisect it longitudinally, but not quite divided, and thus the pipe fashioned is easily formed into two pan-tiles. The background represents the kilns. Rubbish is used for burning the pottery.

Photographer: Michie and Company
Source: British Library