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Kashgar 3

Fascinating footage of Indian customs, shot by intrepid plant hunter Major George Sherriff during his tenure as Vice Consul at Kashgar. This film shows a journey undertaken by George Sherriff from Gilgit to Kashgar.

Amateur film 1927 16 mins

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Fascinating footage of Indian customs, shot by intrepid plant hunter Major George Sherriff during his tenure as Vice Consul at Kashgar. This film shows a journey undertaken by George Sherriff from Gilgit to Kashgar. The film features views of the forests, mountains, gorges and valleys through which the expedition would pass. There are numerous scenes of the expedition crossing rivers. The film also features local people engaged in activities such as farming livestock as well as a fascinating sequence about weaving patterned rugs and spinning wool.

"Major Sherriff (1898-1967) is filmed here meeting with a number of local dignitaries in different settings. At high tea and at an afternoon picnic. He is filmed being received by a large group of local officials. The ceremony includes a parade of soldiers. Suggesting a formal political meeting.