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House of an Indian merchant.
19th c African (East) Indian Architecture

ZANZIBARI Anonymous
c. 1850-1899
19th c
Wood
Constructed
Indian
Stone Town (Mji Mkongwe). Zanzibar. Tanzania.
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Indians were the primary traders in Zanzibar. Indians in Stone Town usually started with a small store and a room behind for living. As their wealth increased they brought a wife from India and enlarged their houses with additional floors and with open porches on the upper levels.

Caption: ZANZIBARI Anonymous | House of an Indian merchant. | c. 1850-1899 | African (East) | Indian | ┬ęKathleen Cohen | zanz3460

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