Khati carpenter, illustration

Khati carpenter, illustration

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Caption: Khati carpenter. 19th Century illustration of a Khati carpenter in the Punjab. The Punjab is a region in South Asia incorporating areas of eastern Pakistan and northern India. Khati is a Hindu community located within the Vishwakarma 'caste' of North India. They are traditionally highly skilled woodworkers. Image from 'Tashrih al-aqvam, an account of origins and occupations of some of the sects, castes and tribes of India' (1825).

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