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The stripes and greens of a Bengal sari. All prints by Lalu Prasad Shaw.
Paul Louis de Giafferri’s pochoir prints which cover a number of historical costumes, including India (~1925). Some are accurate and probably based on photographs of India at the time, some are a bit whimsical and fanciful and European in … Continue reading
Like him or hate him, Raja Ravi Varma remains influential more than a 100 years after his death. Recreating his work seems to be a bit of a thing ranging from the recent Rang Rasiya to Makaramanju to Pushpamala’s photo … Continue reading
Kadhalikka Neramillai (is a 1964 Tamil film. Given that it’s heroines are a pair of wealthy young girls you get plenty of 1960s fashions with a dash of the 1950s. Saris, salwars, slacks and half-saris all make an appearance. The … Continue reading
Now and then i think of the underlying philosophy of clothes and how markedly this differs from country to country but haven’t sat down to pen a deeper piece. So I have kind of relied on extracts as preliminary thoughts. … Continue reading
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