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Category Archives: churidar kameez
Apologies for my absence! As always on tumblr the 1980s. Not the best of decades for fashion but damn young Supriya Pathak was a goddess. And my style icon back in time. And a good actress to boot – someone … Continue reading
Love in Tokyo (1966) hardly needs any introduction. It’s the kind of frothy romance set in an exotic foreign locale (or at the very least Kashmir) that the 1960s specialised in. Naturally the leads are in their 60s best. With … Continue reading
Sleeveless blouses and kameez, the just got up and squeezed into my sari/kameez look, mile high hair and dramatic eyes. A bit of a 50s hangover until the decade is it’s own self. Documenting the 60s on tumblr! Don’t … Continue reading
Group photographs are great because they give an actual sense of what people wore back in the day. The first pic for example is probably Madras in the 1930s. All the women are in the then modern six-yard sari. The … Continue reading
North and South: Punjab Hills, circa 1840-50 Mohammedan Girl, Madras, Illustration by Lady Lawley, 1914. __*__ All the salwar posts on tumblr.
In the 60s, churidars and short tunics [X]. This is likely silk. And a close up of the kameez. And you can see the footwear in the first pic. The women: Persis Khambatta and Meher Mistry.
Though the Mughal-e-Azam characters have become a part of Indian cinema folklore, the film was anything but historically accurate in the matter of textual details, costumes, sets and music. For instance, thumri, a 19th century musical form, is used along … Continue reading
A SHORT AND INCOMPLETE HISTORY OF THE CHUDIDAR, SALWAR, KAMEEZ ETC. India’s links with West Asia date back to antiquity. It’s significant influence on attire, particularly in North West India, is probably best documented during Mughal rule, especially from the … Continue reading