From the ancient Greek word for “water horse” The Hippopotamus is one of Africa’s largest and most dangerous animals.The closest relative to Hippos are actually whales and porpoises. Males Hippos have weighed in as much as 4500kg! Hippos are very social and live in large groups.
A pair of old Punjabi hand crafted wooden tribal wedding chairs with intricate woven rope seating. The chairs are hand-painted in vibrant reds and greens slightly fading. The minor losses and the wonderful gently worn patina commensurate with its age and use.
The portrait can be dated around 1840, when women began sporting “barley curls” and long ringlets came into style for adults. Her hairstyle gives away the timeframe.The woman in the picture may have found inspiration with Princess Victoria,Princess of Kent,who can be seen sporting with some fancy curls at the side of her face in a 1835 self-portrait.