About this artwork

Scots-born photographer Fred Bremner wrote about this image in his memoir: "Taken in the Hanna Valley, this pastoral view depicts the most important of the livestock indigenous to the country... the barren hills of Baluchistan do not convey the impression that they can produce such splendid fleeces, or mutton ... but unseen to the casual observer, the hills are enriched with a scented herb known as 'semgi' which possesses most nourishing properties. The Baluch shepherd greatly values his flock, as is evinced by the 'douche' he gives them, one by one, under the falling stream".

Fred Bremner

Fred Bremner