Dhobi Couple, People of Mumbai  
Late 19th to early 20th century 
Half baked terracotta clay with pigments

These models depict a washer man or Dhobi and his wife, shown with bundles of clothes tied to their backs. Dhobis remain a common sight in the city even today.

A collection of clay models on display in the Kamalnayan Bajaj Mumbai Gallery showcases the people of Mumbai, their lifestyles and culture, in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. These models further illustrate art historical developments of that time and innovations in creating new art forms.