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A report on the Cottage textile industries of Kashmir and their prospective development
Date: 1931-1933
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Dimensions: 24.6 x 18.6 cm (9 11/16 x 7 5/16 in.)
Medium: paper
(not assigned): Britain, Leeds
Description: 120 page publication with 77 b/w illustrations. Professor Barker was invited to Kashmir in June 1931 by the minister of the Maharajah of Jammu and Kashmir. Barker’s original intent was to survey the sheep-breeding and wool-growing, but saw an opportunity to investigate the home and cottage industries, including the production of pashmina, carpets and shawls.
Inv. No.: 2010.663
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