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The 1910 saree

Details of a studio portrait of the youngest daughter of the Maharaja of Cooch Behar, Princess Sudhira. Taken in 1910. Though Gayatri Devi is the most well known, Cooch Behar royalty that preceded her had a distinctive style and you … Continue reading

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Extract from Suniti Devi’s autobiography

No doubt sari dinners should come back in vogue:)

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The Princess Post

And the princess of Cooch-Behar in a blouse that shows a more demure Edwardian influence. Also from the National Portrait Gallery. And another princess of Cooch-Behar in what appears to be Edwardian costume. More on her here.

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The Flapper Princess Post

  A number of 1920s influences here from the lame like fabric to the sleeveless blouse to the headband.  The sitter is Princess Lalitarni (Lalitrani?!) of Burdwan. PS: The copyright bit always causes me concern but I am fairly sure … Continue reading

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