A cotton carder and a weaver, from 'Voyages aux Indes orientales' by Pierre Sonnerat, Paris, 1782

Source: ebay, Apr. 2009

"Thread Makers," Patna, 1824; from a series of Company School paintings of crafts; also, a *"Cotton Carder"* from a related series

Source: ebay, Mar. 2013

A cotton carder, painted by an Indian artist of Delhi, c.1820; from an album of watercolors commissioned by William Fraser

Source: http://www.christies.com/LotFinder/lfsearch/LotDescription.aspx?intObjectId=4874872
(downloaded Feb. 2007)

"Weaver," an engraving by Edmond Scott, based on Solvyns, early 1800s

Source: http://www.christies.com/LotFinder/lfsearch/LotDescription.aspx?intObjectId=4874871
(downloaded Feb. 2007)

"D'après Frans Balthazar Solvyns (1760-1824). Un tisserand par Edmond Scott. Gravure au pointillé, impression en couleurs. 310 x 260 mm. (12¼ x 10¼ in.). F.B. Solvyns, The Costumes of Indostan, London, 1804-5, plate 6"

*"Preparing cloth" [block printing]; a painting from a manuscript of Tashrih al-aqvam, commissioned by James Skinner, 1825"* (BL)

*A Tantee or Indian weaver; an etching by Sir Charles D'Oyly, 1827* (BL)

*"Dhuniya, Muhammadan cotton carders, Eastern Bengal," a photo from the 1860's* (BL); also:
*"Rungrazes. (Dyers)" in Delhi, a photo by Shepherd and Robertson from c.1863*; [*dyers, 1863*]
*"Dyers at work, Western India," a photo by Shivshanker Narayen, c.1873*; [*dyers, 1873*]
*"Surate mat weavers," a photo from the 1870's*; [*mat weavers, 1870's*]

*BL -- do a search for "weaver India"*

*A zardozi embroider, an early photo, c.1880's*

Source: ebay, July 2010

"A Bombay Drygoods store," a photo from the 1920's

Source: ebay, May 2009

"En route to set up," a modern visitor's photo, taken outside a temple entrance in Tiruvanamalai

Source: http://www.indiamike.com/photopost/showphoto.php/photo/59246
(downloaded Sept. 2011)

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