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Drawing of Gaddis and goat flocks , 1862

Identifier: Coll-1619/4

Scope and Contents

Drawing of Gaddis, an ethno-linguistic, semi-pastoral tribe group found mainly in states of Himachal Pradesh and Jammu and Kashmir, India. The drawing also shows goat flocks and Europeans huntng a tiger in the background. The proportions and perspective are extraordinary, but the dress and habits of the Gaddis are portrayed to the life: one can notice the dull-grey flannel coats, inside which little lambs and kids are stowed to keep them warm, the flint and steel, the knife, and the women carrying heavy loads.

1862 watermark. Doubtless from Northwest Himalaya or Kashmir.


  • Creation: 1862


1 leaf


Baden-Powell, B. H. Handbook of the Economic Products of the Punjab (Lahore: 1868-72), Vol. II, p. 351.

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