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How to dress like a 1937 heroine

This post on ruffled blouses refers to Mukti (1937)* [X] [X].  The movie was a bit of a fashion influencer with Kanan’s crown braid and  Barua’s beret worn backwards apparently all the rage. It turns out the movie is on … Continue reading

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The 1930s post

In the 1930s (and perhaps a little bit on either side of this decade) it is very common to see a) the sequinned sari and b) plain sarees with gold borders. In some cases these are fine silks and cottons … Continue reading

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An Add-On to tumblr

Moved my tumblr on vintage saree blouses to wordpress. The editing of individual entries is in progress and will take some time. In the meantime I will duplicate new posts here and the ongoing tumblr is here: http://vintagesareeblouse.tumblr.com/archive And as with … Continue reading

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Ms Hublikar’s Blouse

Update: Here is the Shanta Hublikar song.  The blouse seems a little fancy with bow ties on the sleeves. In fact a number of blouses that Ms Hublikar wears in this movie are like 1920s/1930s dresses with the bottom part swan … Continue reading

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The Writers in Sari Post

Attia Hosain’s wedding trousseau also appeared to include sarees if this picture is any indication. The practice of covering the head in the early decades of the 20th century makes it difficult to spot the kind of blouse but that … Continue reading

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Girls in Finery -1

A pretty cap sleeve blouse which allows for arm bracelets (bazuband). Pic taken in the 1930s. Source: people.howstuffworks.com

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Working Women – 1

  11 April 1960 – Travellers in Air India’s new Boeing 707s from London to Bombay will soon be attended by hostesses wearing saris. Here is 22 year old Indian Air hostess from Bombay Savi Multani in one of the … Continue reading

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