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A Fakir man and wife of south India. Gouache painting.



Free to use with attribution CC BYCredit: Wellcome Collection
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Both are richly dressed. he carries a cage and a candlestick (?), she a fan and a rosary


Fakier cast. Religion mendicant. Worshippers of Mahomet. Travel about. They marry. Language Arabic and Hindustanee: reside chiefly among their own sect on the Malabar coast and other places. Women left always at home.



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1 painting : gouache, with indian ink and gold ; image approximately 21.2 x 25 cm


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A Fakir man and wife of south India. Gouache painting. Credit: Wellcome Collection. CC BY

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