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Tamarind tree

The seeds of the tamarind tree (Tamarindus indica), which are carried in brown, knobbly pods up to 15 cm long, are surrounded by a sharp-tasting, sugary pulp which is used...

Starfruit

The leaves, flowers and developing fruit are shown here. The mature fruit are translucent, deeply ridged, pale orange when ripe and often served sliced across to form a star....

Unskilled Indian labourer

An unskilled Indian labourer was once referred to as cooly or coolie. This painting is part of a collection of Indian drawings depicting Indian plants, people, animals and objects. Company...

Coffee senna

All plants in this genus have laxative effects. Senna extract is used in modern pharmaceuticals such as Senakot. It has also been tested in rats as a possible treatment for...

Barkcloth

There are few surviving examples of this decorated cloth in the UK (e.g. Kew, British Museum and RAMM). This rare example was made using the inner fibres of the paper...

Lady Hoare

The sitter was the second wife of Sir Richard Hoare, also painted by Opie (RAMM 143/1993/1FA). Lady Frances Hoare celebrated a richness of lifestyle with her husband. She passed away...