Plate taken from the Illustrated London News, 21 November 1874. Part of a series entitled 'Sketches in Eastern Turkestan', it shows people outside a single-storey guesthouse in Turkestan, Central Asia. Eastern Turkestan today is part of Xinjiang province in the far west of China. The indigenous people, known as the Uighur, are predominantly Muslims.
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