Shoulder yoke

Posted by on May 3, 2019 in Line and Wash, Sketchbook | 0 comments

water colour sketch of a man carrying shoulder yoke

A man using a carrying pole to transport earthen vessels on the streets of Calcutta (Kolkata). The yoke is balanced on his shoulder with an evenly distributed load suspended from each end on either side. The yoke is made of bamboo or wood and the ropes or strings are made of coir or coconut fibre. The carrying pole can be transported within a motorized vehicle and so a vendor can come from a village afar and sell his wares where he wants to.

A line and wash sketch using a black gel pen and Camlin water colour paints.

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