Palanquin or litter in India

Palanquin or litter is the vehicle driven with human arms or shoulders, used especially in the East to carry economically privileged people. This type of transport was also made ​​by using a net hang from a pole.

Por palanquim ou liteira entende-se o veículo conduzido com os braços ou ombros humanos, usado sobretudo no Oriente para transporte de seres humanos economicamente privilegiados. Este tipo de transporte também se fazia numa rede suspensa de um varal.

Unknown (18th century)-'Muhammad Shah in a palanquin with eight bearers in a garden'-color on paper-1720   Boston (Ma)-Museum of Fine Arts

Unknown (18th century)-'a Nabab in his palanquin'   in Pierre Sonnerat; Voyage aux Indes Orientales, Paris (1782)

Luigi Giarré (19th century)-'palanquin'-etching-1821 in Giovanni Giulio Ferrario (1767-1847); Il costume antico e moderno ovvero storia del governo delle arti, scienze di tutti i popoli, Alessandro Fontana, Torino (1830-1833)

Alphonse-Marie-Adolphe de Neuville (1835-1885)-'traveling with a palanquin'-wood engraving   from la revue Le Tour du Mode (1869)

Alexandre de Bar (19th century)-'the carriage avenue'-engraving   from la revue Le Tour du Mode (1869)

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