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Bang, bang, bang, Its the 1950s!
WordPress has been frustrating – I can’t seem to access it more often than not. Apologies for being away so long. On tumblr as always you can follow sari history and the decade which kind of defined Indian style for … Continue reading
Posted in 1950s, Actor, Cinema, Culture, fashion, Indian Cinema, Indian Dress, Indian fashion, Indian Women, Movies, Sari, Sari Blouse, South Indian Cinema, Tamil Cinema, Vintage, Vintage Blouse, vintage fashion, vintage sari Tagged 1950s, Andha Naal, cinema, sari, sari blouse, sari history, Tamil, vintage, Vintage Fashion, vintage style 4 Comments
Orange is the New Black-1
Shabana Azmi (X)
Posted in 1970s, Actor, Cinema, fashion, Indian Cinema, Indian Dress, Indian fashion, Indian Women, Sari, Sari Blouse, vintage fashion Tagged 1970s, cinema, fashion, Indian Actress, orange sari, sari, sari blouse, Shabana Azmi, vintage, vintage cinema 1 Comment
The Ayah Post-2
Ayahs on film: Nandita Das in Earth. Ayahs on Stage: Anneika Rose in The Empress.
Posted in 20th century, Actor, British Raj, Colonial, Contemporary, India, Indian Dress, Indian fashion, Indian Women, Movies, Period Drama, Sari, Sari Blouse, Vintage, Vintage Blouse, Vintage Dress, vintage fashion, Women, Working Women Tagged Anneika Rose, ayah, cinema, Earth, nandita Das, The Empress, theatre Leave a comment
The Lotus Post
There are plenty of representations of the lotus in Indian art, more often than not religious iconography. Here is a (non religious) selection. Additional posts on the choli and nihonga paintings of Indian women can also be sampled on tumblr.
Posted in Flowers, Indian Cinema, Paintings, Photography, Vintage Blouse, Vintage Dress, Women Tagged cinema, india, Lotus, paintings, sari blouse, women 2 Comments
Frill, Ruffle and Furbelow in the 1930s
Frills, ruffles, furbelows in the 1930s. It is interesting to see the same feature employed differently in the three stills. The women L to R: Imogen Cunnigham, Devika Rani, Kanan Devi
Posted in 1930s, fashion, Old Bollywood, Photography, Sari, Vintage Blouse Tagged 1930s, cinema, Devika Rani, fashion, frill, Imogen Cunningham, Kanan Devi, photographer, ruffle, vintage 2 Comments
Conrad Rooks’ Siddhartha
Under black hair, which made to tower high on her head, he saw a very fair, very delicate, very smart face, a brightly red mouth, like a freshly cracked fig, eyebrows which were well tended and painted in a high … Continue reading
Posted in Ancient India, Buddhism, Indian Cinema, Literature, Movies, Period Drama, Sari Blouse Tagged 1970s, ancient india, cinema, Conrad Rooks, Hermann Hesse, sari blouse, Siddhartha, Simi Garewal Leave a comment
The Asia Post
Keen spotting on the part of the blogger of the Shanghai girl in a qipao in India (see the photograph/calendar)! The actress is Shanta Hublikar playing a prostitute in Manoos – hence perhaps the simple sari and mismatched blouse. Wonder what’s up with all the … Continue reading
Posted in India, Vintage Tagged 1930s, cheongsam, cinema, East, india, Manoos, saree blouse, Shanta Hublikar, vintage Leave a comment