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Besides, love between siblings, particularly between the elder brother and younger sister, has become a specific marker of Tamil culture, mainly due to the impact of canonical Tamil films like En Thangai (My Sister, dir. M.K.R. Nambiar and Ch. Narayanamurthy, … Continue reading
The ancient style of antariya and utariya to the sari in the 1930s. Blouse Styles in the 1940s.
Shobhana Samarth, probably taken in the late 30s/early 40s. A few posts don’t have a theme but are merely to provide a snapshot of a decade – I normally tag the decade so its easy to follow the tags.
The cheongsam doesn’t seem to have influenced fashion in India (perhaps those blouses with stand-up collars?). In Indian cinema they seem to be appear only when the part is Chinese. But here is Madhubala in a cheongsam. Pic source.
Also from the 1930s Miss Johra (likely she was a Miss Zohra). The umbrella as an accessory was perhaps Burmese in origin (the country was then a part of British India). A brief write up on the modern girl of the 30s here.
A previous post of mine mentioned the movie Miss 1933, its modern heroine Miss Gohar and its trendsetting fashions (sunglasses!, driving a car! umbrellas!). I couldn’t find any images though and suddenly there it was, thanks to Sparrow Online. They really loved sleeveless blouses and … Continue reading
Miss Kajjan. On chair as helpfully indicated. Also elegant shoes!
I love Miss Kajjan’s dress here from that little cutwork/embroidered blouse to the casual pinning of the saree with those long pins that seem to have been around at the time. The waved hair is so common in the 20s/30s … Continue reading
A busy blouse on the divine Miss Meena. And the part drape tradition continues to this day 🙂