A heap of thorns, etc., are stacked about the first of the lunar- month of Phagun. This stack is made just outside the village on some open space. As the days go by and the Holi festival draws near, the … Continue reading
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Mary Bhor (1865?-1913) Daughter of Rao Saheb Ramji Gangaji Bhor and a second generation Christian, she took advantage of her English education and fairly liberal background provided by her parents. She had obtained a teacher’s training certificate from London and … Continue reading
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Tagged 1899, 1900s, book quotes, early feminism, indian christians, indian feminism, Maharashtra, marie bhor, mary bhor, padma anagol
The daughters of the Diwan of Travancore in 1868. They appear to be Bala, Neena, Sundara, Sati?. The Diwan was a Maharashtrian from Thanjavur, the sari and ornaments are similar to that seen in Maharashtra and South India in the … Continue reading
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I mentioned in previous posts that Jnanadanandini was influenced by the blouse and sari style of Parsi women in Bombay. Here are a few examples. Most have “ribbon border” sari with motifs on the ribbon is quite common in Parsi … Continue reading
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Tagged 1900s, 1910s, 1920s, British Raj, Colonial, Garas, Parsis, Pestonji E Bomanji, Raja Ravi Varma, saree blouse
This gallery contains 3 photos.
In the Gallery: 1. “An elegant lady stands facing right holding a white floral garland with both hands. She is finely dressed in an olive green pleated sari edged with gold over a crimson underskirt, the end draped over her head like … Continue reading
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[X] Indian Christian Girls, circa 1900 with long sleeved blouses.
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“Javanese Hindu Princesses” seemed to have been all the go at some point and Mata Hari it appears lost little time in adopting the persona during her dancing days. And no doubt every Javanese princess had a bejewelled strap bodice.
And the princess of Cooch-Behar in a blouse that shows a more demure Edwardian influence. Also from the National Portrait Gallery. And another princess of Cooch-Behar in what appears to be Edwardian costume. More on her here.
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Tagged 1900s, Cooch Behar, Indian Princess, Princess Pretiva, Princess Sudhira, saree blouse, vintage blouse