North and South: Punjab Hills, circa 1840-50 Mohammedan Girl, Madras, Illustration by Lady Lawley, 1914. __*__ All the salwar posts on tumblr.
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Angelo da Fonseca, who was known for his Indianised Christian themed art. The two paintings, dated 1967 and 1959, represent the two most common dress forms worn in India, the sari and the three piece that includes a dupatta and … Continue reading
Posted in 1950s, 1960s, Art, Christianity, Goa, Indian Dress, Indian fashion, Indian Women, Paintings, Salwar Kameez, Sari, Sari Blouse, vintage art, vintage fashion, Women
Tagged 1950s, 1959, 1960s, 1967, Angelo da Fonseca, art, Christian Art, goa, Goan Art, india, painting
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
Posted in 1930s, Art, Colonial, Culture, Early 20th Century, Flowers, Girls, Goa, India, Indian Women, Paintings, Uncategorized, Vintage, vintage art, Vintage Blouse, Vintage Dress, vintage fashion
Tagged 1939, Angelo da Fonesca, choli, Christianity, dupattas, goa, Indian dress, indigenous, painting, skirts
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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
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Paintings of Couples 1. Tanjore painting 2. Watercolour by B.K. Mitra (Sr. Artist of Gita Press Gorakhpur United Province) 3. Lady Holding a Lotus (Abanindranath Tagore) The last is from a vampire story, perhaps apt for our post Twilight age:) More here. … Continue reading
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Tagged Abanindranath tagore, art, couples, painting, sari blouse, vintage, vintage dress
The abhisarika nayika is a heroine who sets out to meet her lover, heedless of the consequences. Often depicted walking in the rain with snakes out and about. The nayika says: I know it is now time to part. To part … Continue reading
Posted in 18th century, 1920s, Paintings, Sari, Vintage
Tagged Hemendranath Mazumdar, india, miniature, monsoon, nayika, painting, rain, Sanskrit Poetry, sari, water, wet sari
Damerla Rama Rao, who died in 1925 at the early age of twenty-eight…..paintings remained practically lost in an obscure collection in Rajahmundry till they were brought to Delhi and exhibited in 1991 by CMC, the public sector corporation. He … Continue reading
Posted in 1920s, India, Paintings, Sari Blouse, Vintage
Tagged Andhra Pradesh, Damerla Rama rao, fashion, india, Indian Painters, Indian Women, painting, sari, sari blouse, vintage
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Navaratri starts on October 16th. From L to R, the three forms of the Devi worshipped during the 9 days – Parvati/Durga, Lakshmi and Saraswati – in differing attire. The three painting styles are Kalighat, Raja Ravi Varma and Kalamkari respectively. … Continue reading
Though the depiction of Shakuntala varies and very rarely does she wear bark, in most cases the artist retains a simplicity of clothing given Shakuntala’s forest beginnings. As in this watercolour by Kshitindranath Majumdar which hews to the usual representation of a strapless … Continue reading
Kalipada Ghoshal retains the bark in his painting of Shakuntala. Though I am not entirely sure about Dushyanta’s attire.