About this artwork

When he travelled into Kashmir around 1900, Bremner was deeply impressed by the beauty of the country. He looked down the Jhelum Valley and wrote: 'In the depths of the valley below, some 3,000 feet, the river winds its tortuous way and the eye may sometimes rest on a figure slowly gliding through mid-air with no apparent support whatever. Coming to close quarters one sees a crossing by rope bridges... The Kashmiris walk across these fragile structures, carrying heavy loads and fearless of danger, but sometimes a bridge snaps with its living freight who gets carried away in the torrent below'.

Fred Bremner

Fred Bremner