Fred Bremner has arranged this composition in such a way as to foreground the distinctive hand-painted blue pottery which is still being made in Multan today. The pottery is shown at various stages of production allowing the viewer to get a sense of the processes involved. Bremner produced several images of Indian artisans at work. Such images satisfied the huge interest in the subcontinent that had been fuelled by the International Exhibitions of London (1886) and Glasgow (1888). Often sold as postcards the pictures were popular with Victorian Britains as they brought them closer to 'that far off land known as the Indian Empire'.