Reference Number: 08-001
Document Type: Photograph
Category: caps, clothing (South Asian), coins, doorways, mats, men, notebooks, pencils
Dimensions: 8 1/4" x 11 1/2"
Major Category: Street scene
"Merchants doing the day's accounts, a familiar sight in every bazaar in the evening. They are wearing a brown or black cap, which is used widely by many people of their class & caste. Most business in all but the largest offices & cities is carried on from the squatting position, among tidy white mattresses & bolsters. Hours in the bazaar are long, starting sometiems as early as 8 in the morning and going on till 9 or 10 at night, with perhaps a siesta during the heat of midday. The man in the right is not of the merchant caste, but is a Brahmin (priestly class). His sacred thread, which only a Brahmin may wear can be seen round his shoulder."