A Native Home in Trinidad, West Indies

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Description on the postcard: Trinidad (i.e. Trinity Island), discovered by Columbus on Trinity Sunday, 1498. The S.P.G. supports work here and throughout the greater part of the West Indies. A branch of the King’s Messengers S.P.G. has been started.” The postcard shows an East Indian family outside their home – an ajoupa or tapia hut. The walls of these types of huts are usually made from a mixture of clay, grass, cow dung and water while the roof is usually made from carat or palm leaves.


Colour: Black and White; Style: Landscape; Other: Bordered, Divided
Funding for this project has been provided by Mrs. Irma E. Goldstraw.

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Trinidad and Tobago, Postcards, Rural families--Trinidad and Tobago, East Indians--Trinidad and Tobago, Huts--Trinidad and Tobago, Thatched roofs--Trinidad and Tobago, Dwellings--Trinidad and Tobago, Ethnic costume--India, Women, East Indian--Trinidad and Tobago, Children--Trinidad and Tobago, Housing, Rural--Trinidad and Tobago, Men--Trinidad and Tobago, Turbans--India, Hats--Trinidad and Tobago, Clothing and dress--Trinidad and Tobago, Men's clothing--India, Donkeys--Trinidad and Tobago, Families--Trinidad and Tobago, Saris--India, [1930], Travel with donkeys--Trinidad and Tobago