The South Africa Post

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As with many diasporas, the clothing of South African Indians harks back to India and also takes in local influences.  A few pictures here.  In the photographs here there is a distinct Gujarati influence (some of Stern‘s paintings in the set below seem to be of women who are of Gujarati Muslim origin). The first photograph is of a bride – probably taken in the 60s – again the sari is very evocative of tie n dye saris in Gujarat (also note the swastika markings on the hands which are probably henna).

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A potted history of Indian clothing and fashion.
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