Category Archives: vintage illustrations
Madanotsav or Kamotsav was probably today. The Gujarati inscription on top of the painting: જનમ જનમ કે હમ સાથી (Janam Janam ke hum saathi aka lovers/partners forever). Pic Source: Jyoti Bhatt, 1967.
The red glow of her body, like an unfolding bud. Her black rimmed eyes like flowers, her skin like gold. Who can see your face in the moonlight, like milk in milk. Her lustrous complexion like a blue sapphire. Fair … Continue reading
Tamil caption loosely translated: The two men in the background sporting a kudumi – “We are now fashionable (or fashion has taken inspiration from us). No one dare tease us anymore.” from Ananda Vikatan, 1962. I also found this illustration while … Continue reading
Paul Louis de Giafferri’s pochoir prints which cover a number of historical costumes, including India (~1925). Some are accurate and probably based on photographs of India at the time, some are a bit whimsical and fanciful and European in … Continue reading