figure (communication artefact)

Painted clay figure of a water carrier (Bihisti or Pani-Wallah) wearing a short yellow sleeveless shirt, white dhoti and a brown waistcloth, carrying a large brown water container. The documentation states that, "He brings water from the public well in large goat-skin water-bag. He fills the utensils in the bath-room and kitchen, and keep them full all the time. (A Hindu)."

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