Category Archives: South Africa

Gandhi Jayanti

In the Bombay Presidency, the use of printed textiles was concentrated in the Gujarat districts, where women tended to wear clothing with patterns that covered the whole cloth….Even as late as 1938, more than 1500 artisans, using stamps that they … Continue reading

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The South Africa Post

  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 … Continue reading

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