Utsav/Mṛcchakaṭika

Your garment’s border, red and fair,

Is all a-shiver in the air;

Another courtesan, this time the fabulous Rekha playing Vasantasena in the film adaptation of Mṛcchakaṭika (The Little Clay Cart). The garment is in fact red in the movie and given Vasantasena’s wealth, she wears a lot of jewellery.

The exact date of the play isn’t certain, it may or may not have been pre-Kushan.

A detailed pictorial review here.

About Anu M

A potted history of Indian clothing and fashion.
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