1925 – Karachi and Kolkota


Saris in the 1920s on either side of the subcontinent 1) A Parsi family in 1925 Karachi and 2) A Calcutta Cup Race where “horses take second place to fashion” (from the film Calcutta Topical No 1-1925) . The pallu is worn over the head so often in this decade.  Also still a lot of blouse. The sari drape – pic 1 is Parsi, pic 2 the version adapted in Bengal -varies, otherwise the look is similar.

Do follow link 2 and check out the pic for Delhi Extract -1938 for Delhi fashion of the time.

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A potted history of Indian clothing and fashion.
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