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View of the Pasar Bambu


View of the Pasar Bambu

Rach, Johannes

View of the Pasar Bambu, seen from the south.

A sluice in the Buitengracht, or outer canal, has been built to regulate the water levels in the southern city canal. The lock comprises four smaller sluices, known as 'boerenverdrieten' (farmers' sorrows).

To the left of the sluice is the bamboo market. Bamboo was used as a cheap building material. Depicted in the foreground is a man bearing a long bamboo pole.

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Sources and literature

Bruin, M. de en B. Kist, Johannes Rach 1720-1783. Artist in Indonesia and Asia (2001)