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The 1910 saree

Details of a studio portrait of the youngest daughter of the Maharaja of Cooch Behar, Princess Sudhira. Taken in 1910. Though Gayatri Devi is the most well known, Cooch Behar royalty that preceded her had a distinctive style and you … Continue reading

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The Artful Pose: Early Studio Photography in Bombay

The Artful Pose A few pictures from The Artful Pose, Early Studio Photography, c 1855-1940.  All the photographs are by Shapoor Bhedwar to the best of my knowledge. There are girls in short tunics worn with sarees (looking like early versions of Hakoba) with … Continue reading

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The Studio Portrait

Just to wind up on the India/China theme, Garas aka the Chinese emboridered silk sarees with corodinated somewhat ornate blouses. Plus first pic, the one on the right seems to have a pretty spectacular bird of paradise.  Gara in the second picture is … Continue reading

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Girls in Finery – 2

Princess Shashi Raje of Dewas in an embroidered ghaghra-choli looking poised and a little enigmatic in a studio photo.  The choli is almost completely hidden by jewellery and yet it doesn’t feel excessive. Arm bracelets seem to have been very popular in the … Continue reading

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