Women in blue saris playing cards, B Prabha George Keyt‘s cubist work, Woman in a Blue Sari, mid 1940s
Posted in 1940s, 20th century, Art, Early 20th Century, India, Indian Dress, Indian Women, Paintings, Sari, Sari Blouse, Sri Lanka, vintage art, vintage fashion, Women
Tagged B Prabha, Blue Sari, Ceylon, George Keyt, india, paintings
Mazumdar tended to hint at nudity by draping his models in semi-transparent or wet saris, a technique that was later adopted by Indian cinema. Hemendranath Mazumdar‘s naturalistic oils of partially clothed, vaguely erotic looking women were unsurprisingly popular in the … Continue reading
Posted in 1920s, 1930s, Art, Bengal, Culture, Early 20th Century, Indian Dress, Indian Women, Jewellery, Paintings, Sari, Sari Blouse, Vintage, vintage art, vintage fashion, Women
Tagged 1920s, Bengal Artists, Hemen Majumdar, Hemendranath Mazumdar, india, paintings, sari, sari blouse, semi-clothed, Shilpi
Contemporary Pakistani Art. A young woman in European male costume (I quite like this). Pretty Punjabi Women.
Posted in Tumblr, Vintage, Vintage Blouse, Vintage Dress, Women
Tagged 18th century, allah bux, contemporary, early 20th century, European dress, Imran Qureshi, Male costume, Nusra Latif Qureshi, paintings, pakistan, pakistani art, pink, Punjabi women
Rather just a look at 2 early 20th century paintings recreating the era. From dawn until late into the night I worked. By day I copied the parts of the wall that were well lit, and by night I shifted on to … Continue reading
Posted in Ancient India, Art, Bengal, Colonial, Costume, Courtesan, Culture, Dance, Dancer, Early 20th Century, fashion, Indian Dress, Paintings, Vintage, Vintage Dress, Women
Tagged Ajanta, ancient india, Bagh, india, Indian Art, Mukul Dey, paintings, Roma Mukerji
William Gedney in Benares. Zohra is 101. Early 19th century attire for young Bengali gentlemen – (X), (X) Ornaments for the hair and arm. Ornaments : 1st century AD to the 19th century.
Posted in 19th century, 20th century, India, Indian Dress, Indian men, Jewellery, Women
Tagged bazuband, Bengal, india, indian men, jadai naagam, ornaments, paintings, vanki, vintage, William Gedney, Zohra Sehgal
When spring came, tender-limbed Radha wandered Like a flowering creeper in the forest wilderness, Seeking Krishna in his many haunts. The god of love increased her ordeal, Tormenting her with fevered thoughts, And her friend sang to heighten the … Continue reading
Posted in Paintings, Pakistani Artists, Sari Blouse, Tumblr, Vintage Dress, Women
Tagged allah bux, ar chughtai, india, Kishangarh, paintings, Radha, ravi varma, vintage
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