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'Manufacture of Sugar at Katipo'

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Oil on canvas. Inscription in paint on verso of canvas, 'Manufacture of Sugar at Katipo. 15 or 20 miles from Tete, cutting lengths of cane, crushing it in mill, boiling, and chrystallisation, July 26, 1859. T.Baines Tete Aug 6 1859'. This process was observed by Baines whilst on Dr. David Livingstone's Zambesi Expedition, the actual painting being executed at a later date at Tete. Another painting by Baines, held at the Royal Geographical Society, illustrates people making the panellas or pots in which the sugar was stored, observed a day after the manufacture of the sugar.

Copyright © RBG KEW

Media ID 654504

Date: 3rd December 2007

Author: Baines, Thomas (1820-1875)

Filename: BAI00000021.jpg

Image Size: 9992 x 7123 Pixels

Filesize is 5.14MB

Version 2 is 11.15MB

Associated Categories: Landscapes

Keywords:  19th century  anthropology  david 1813-1873  economic botany  exploration  explorer  food  gramineae  indigenous peoples  living stone  saccharum officinarum  south west africa  thomas baines collection  travel  useful plants  zambesi expedition 1858-1864