Courtesan, possibly late 19th century. Accessories: A Bird. And Attitude.
The ensemble is a loose style of salwar-kameez with what looks like a short kameez/tunic. Up close she has interesting shoes with bow ties. And anklets. And a substantial nose-ring.
Plus a piece of fruit for the parrot.
Studio portrait of woman with bird. Possibly 1930s.
The dress suggests a historical and is probably some form of salwar-kameezwith an embroidered waistcoat. And there are a few pieces of substantial jewellery.
Possibly from a film on a Tamil epic featuring the “confession of love to a parrot”. The attire seems to be 1950s Tamil mythological. If any one can ID the actress, let me know!
Life Magazine’s photograph of a lady with a cockatoo features a simple sari with a sleeveless blouse and is possibly from the 1950s. The brooch is a little surprising and like a hat accessory. And there are some elaborate flowers on the hair.