An image of recto: Nautch girls, Bombay (group portrait)
verso: (2 women)

Taurines studio

(1885 – 1902)

recto: Nautch girls, Bombay (group portrait) verso: (2 women)

Location
Not on display
Further information

'Nautch girls' are dancers who are entertainers (as opposed to temple dancers who perform at Hindu temples to please deities). Here, the women pose for the picture on a porch. This photograph was produced by Taurines Studios, a commercial entity based in Bombay from 1885 to 1902.

Place of origin
Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
Year
circa 1880s
Media
Photograph
Medium
albumen silver print; one leaf from an album
Dimensions
25.5 x 36.0 cm sheet
Credit
Gift of Jim Masselos 2011
Accession number
375.2011