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Coolie Gallery

Available as Framed Photos, Canvas Prints, Wall Art and Gift Items

Choose from 38 pictures in our Coolie collection for your Wall Art or Photo Gift. Popular choices include Framed Photos, Canvas Prints, Posters and Jigsaw Puzzles. All professionally made for quick delivery.


Japanese Water Carrier Featured Print

Japanese Water Carrier

Japanese Water Carrier ('Coolie'). Note the traditional costume of a rice farmer. He wears a reed cape (Mino), a traditional Japanese garment, a raincoat made out of straw. Traditional mino are an article of outerwear covering the entire body, although shorter ones resembling grass skirts were also historically used to cover the lower body alone. Date: 1903

© Mary Evans / Grenville Collins Postcard Collection

Chinese Musicians - one playing an Erhu - South Africa Featured Print

Chinese Musicians - one playing an Erhu - South Africa

Chinese Musicians - one pictured playing an Erhu - in South Africa. Between 1904 and 1910, over 63, 000 contracted miners were brought in to work the mines of the Witwatersrand. Most of these contractors were recruited from the provinces of Chihli (Zhili), Shantung (Shandong) and Honan (Henan) in China. They were repatriated after 1910, because of strong White opposition to their presence. Date: circa 1905

© Mary Evans / Grenville Collins Postcard Collection

A Bhutia Coolia Featured Print

A Bhutia Coolia

A Bhutia Coolia. The Bhutia are ethnic Tibetans who speak a Tibetan dialect. Their ancestors migrated from Tibet to Sikkim, Darjeeling, Kalimpong and other parts of India and Bhutan some time around 6th century. Date: circa 1910s

© Mary Evans / Grenville Collins Postcard Collection

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