When I was composing the hair posts, my brother, Shiv, decided to do an illustration of Jabakusum Hair Oil for the blog. Here is the illustration: He joined tumblr to post it (hinotoridawn) but I don’t think he quite likes … Continue reading
Posted in Art, Bengal, fashion, Hair, Illustration, Indian fashion, vintage hair
Tagged artwork, Bengal, hair, hair oil, illustration, Jabakusum, Jabakusum Hair Oil, Shiv M
Everyone should read Banalata Sen, whether in the original Bengali or translated. As I mentioned the sari history posts were very time and energy consuming this year. I might revisit some of the earlier decades as the information on them … Continue reading
Posted in 1930s, Bengal, Early 20th Century, Indian Literature, Literature, Personal, Poetry, Vintage, Women
Tagged 2015, Banalata Sen, Bengal, Jibanananda Das, new year, poetry, sari, sari history
Merry Christmas to everyone and happy holidays! Watercolour by Manishi Dey.
Posted in 1960s, 20th century, Art, Asia, Bengal, Costume, Culture, ghaghra, indian art, Indian Dress, Indian Women, Paintings, regional styles, vintage art, Vintage Dress, vintage sari, Women
Tagged 1960s, art, Bengal, Christmas, delhi art gallery, fir, fire, Manishi Dey, vintage, vintage art, Vintage India, winter
The Period Film – 1960s Calcutta in Shadows of Time. Sleeveless blouses, updos, pale lipsticks and a focus on the eye makeup. The actresses: Tannishtha Chatterjee and Tillotama Shome. The movie: [X]
Posted in 1960s, Bengal, Cinema, Indian Cinema, Period Drama, Sari, Sari Blouse, vintage fashion
Tagged 1960s fashion, Bengal, Calcutta, shadows of time, sleeveless blouse, tannishtha chatterjee, tilottama shome
Gaganendranath Tagore‘s “Respecting Women?” illustration of 1916. (via sotheby’s). Things haven’t changed vastly in a 100 odd years.
Posted in 1910s, Bengal, Early 20th Century, Feminism, Illustration, India, Indian men, Indian Women, Sari, Women
Tagged 1916, Bengal, Gaganendranath Tagore, illustration, india, male gaze, vintage art, vintage illustration
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
Tagged 18th century, 1900s, 19th century, art, Bengal, Deccan, ghagra choli, india, Jaipur, painting, sari, topi, vintage