Carpet Designers
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Carpet Designers about 1896
  • Scottish Art
This photograph may have been taken in Kashmir as Fred Bremner describes the beautiful carpets being made there. He wrote in his memoirs: "Srinagar has many factories and is full of interesting and fascinating wares. The carpets are known worldwide, carved walnut in beautiful and varied designs, silver and brass ware, papier-mâché work, silks, shawls, embroideries and other articles all go to show that the Kashmiri citizen has a wonderful sense of the artistic as well as being a very careful worker and particular in detail". Bremner produced several images of Indian artisans at work and this scene is typical of his compositions.

Glossary Open

Composition

The arrangement of different elements in a work of art.

Composition

Details

  • Acc. No. PGP 129.30
  • Medium Platinum print made by Pradip Malde from collodion glass negative
  • Size 25.30 x 30.10 cm (image size 24.50 x 29.30 cm)
  • Credit Purchased 1987