The images below are from IMSPIX. The initial images I downloaded a few weeks ago were not watermarked , subsequently they have watermarks. Merely posted for illustration and educational, especially given the pictures cover several decades. Obviously no copyright infringement intended.
- Students, 1936/1937. The odd frilled blouse as well as newer styles. A few seedha pallu style drapes, a good many “nivi” drapes. A mix of handlooms and prints. And coats of course.
The blouses and saris on the seven girls are very 50s (plain, prints). Una Chaudhuri wears a printed sari with a border, with just the sari seen, the look could be from any decade really, especially 40s-70s.
*Names listed as Dina Dordt, Piloo Mehta, Dina Daruwalla, Nergesh Motiwalla, Freany Vakil, Sheroo Mehta and Nergesh Kavarana. Which reminds me – Navroze Greetings!
3. Tea Booth, 1963.
As seen here, in the early 60s simple silks replaced cotton/handlooms of the earlier decades and are often plain with a bit of zari or printed or with some kind of gold motif embossing.
The women in the pic are listed as Nazli-Rafiya Fyzee, Preshy Rai and possibly Leena Lal.