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Part of a series on costumes as seen in Indian art. Weaving had a special significance for Bendre, who taught it together with painting and papier mache while in Baroda in the 1950’s. He painted several works over the years … Continue reading
For very many reasons Bollywood is Indian cinema. Now and then regional cinema makes a splash – especially at the National Awards – but for the most part the audiences are local. You could however argue that all the interesting … Continue reading
Group photographs are great because they give an actual sense of what people wore back in the day. The first pic for example is probably Madras in the 1930s. All the women are in the then modern six-yard sari. The … Continue reading
The salwar-kameez as uniform-PIA’s uniform for airhostesses in the 1960s. The changing uniforms with each decade are provided at the link.
The adaptation of the salwar kameez with modernity is perhaps less documented than the sari. In the 1920s and 1930s, the new kind of sari drape was the on trend garment. By the 1940s, the salwar-kameez (or on occasion the … Continue reading