For my posts on dress reform in Bengal, I have taken a good deal from Malavika Karlekar’s articles. In this picture taken in 1964, Ms Karlekar is on the right. And in the sarong/longyi and blouse is a girl called Aung … Continue reading
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Tagged 1964, Aung San Suu Kyi, Delhi, East, india, longyi, saree blouse, vintage
The writer MK Binodini Devi (also Manipur royalty) with her sister MK Tombasina, both in the striped phanek. Puff sleeve blouses for young women are fairly common at the time (possibly late 1930s/early 1940s). Her mother’s attire in 1922 while also a sarong+blouse … Continue reading
Also from the 1930s Miss Johra (likely she was a Miss Zohra). The umbrella as an accessory was perhaps Burmese in origin (the country was then a part of British India). A brief write up on the modern girl of the 30s here.
A previous post of mine mentioned the movie Miss 1933, its modern heroine Miss Gohar and its trendsetting fashions (sunglasses!, driving a car! umbrellas!). I couldn’t find any images though and suddenly there it was, thanks to Sparrow Online. They really loved sleeveless blouses and … Continue reading
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Though Rashid Jahan and Attia Hosain were from Uttar Pradesh, as Pran Nevile’sbook on life in pre-partition Lahore indicates, the upper classes in the North of India (given this was the 1930s I guess Nevile is referring to Lahoris as … Continue reading
I mentioned Rokeya Begum in an earlier post as wearing a Brahmika saree. As these excerpts from Sonia Amin’s book indicate, both Hindu and Muslim women in Bengal moving from the private sphere into the public sphere were evolving a new kind of attire. … Continue reading
Brooch 2: I have seen a few 40s Indian movies where the brooch was used to fasten the saree at the waist. However, this photograph is the only one I have found with said brooch. Also rare to find a … Continue reading
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Tagged 1940s, india, Life Magazine, puff sleeve, saree blouse, vintage, waist brooch
Brooch 1: An unusual placement of the brooch on the saree blouse. The blouse itself seems to be the square neck kind of style of the 40s. The photograph is of HH Maharani Krishna Kumar (the basis for Rekha’s character in Zubeidaa). [X]
Posted in 1940s, India, Sari, Sari Blouse, Vintage, Vintage Blouse
Tagged 1940s, brooch, india, Krishna Kumari, princess, saree blouse, vintage
A pretty cap sleeve blouse which allows for arm bracelets (bazuband). Pic taken in the 1930s. Source: people.howstuffworks.com