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Bhattia turban folders at work

Photograph of turban folders at work in India,
taken by Shivashanker Narayen in c. 1873, from the Archaeological
Survey of India Collections. This image, of a group of workers
folding turbans on wooden model heads, was probably shown at the
Vienna Universal Exhibition of the same year. After photography was
introduced into India in the 1840s it rapidly grew in popularity,
particularly as a means t…