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Toda Women

Group of three Toda women, from southern India, c. 1870. Group of three Toda women, from southern India, c. 1870. Courtesy British Library, UK, Shelfmark Photo 974/1(4).

Photograph of three Toda women from the Nilgiri Hills in southern India. The photograph was taken in the early 1870's and is publsihed as Plate IV of James Wilkinson Breeks, An Account of the Primitive Tribes and Monuments of the Nilgiris (India Museum, London, 1873). They are traditionally known for their jewellery and garments, including shawls and cloaks that are decorated with black and red embroidery.

British Library online catalogue (retrieved 4 June 2016).

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