Tag Archives: Christianity

Seasons Greetings

The annual post on Christmas themed art from India. First up the Margam Kali from Kerala.  The dance is not Christmas specific though many schools do seem to hold competitions including the dance around December. The costume is the traditional … Continue reading

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Spring-The Paintings Post

Spring is always the red tower of the May tree; alive, shaken with bees, smelling of honey; and the blood, a moving tree of May, (Judith Wright). Its spring – sort of – in the Southern Hemisphere. Today’s painting is … Continue reading

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The Long Sleeved Blouse

[X] Indian Christian Girls, circa 1900 with long sleeved blouses.

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The Missionary Post

Christianity has a fairly old history in India. However, the arrival of “Christian soldiers” during the British Raj seems to have given rise to questions of attire for missionary work.  For the most part, most women missionaries appear to have adopted … Continue reading

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