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Vintage Indian Clothing
Tamil girl in 1910s Ceylon. The sari is about 6-7 yards and draped much like the sari today, see a clearer example here. The jewellery is quite heavy, you can see the bullaku (nose ring) and very...
In South India, a devadasi (Sanskrit: servant of deva (god) or devi (goddess) ) is a girl "dedicated" to worship and service of a deity or a temple for the rest of her life. The dedication takes place in a Pottukattu ceremony which is similar in some ways to marriage. Originally, in addition to taking care of the temple and performing rituals, these women learned and practiced Sadir (Bharatanatya), Odissi and other classical Indian artistic traditions and enjoyed a high social status
Vintage Indian Clothing
A Brief History of the saree blouse and Indian fashion before 1960 with an occasional excursion after. All images are credited but if they are here by accident please do let me know and I will take it down. All posts also on vintageindianclothing.tumblr.com
Chiffon and Pearls
Mahrani Indiradevi of Cooch Behar (1892–1968) Indiradevi, daughter of Maharaja Sayajirao Gaekwad of Baroda and mother of Mahrani Gayatridevi of Jaipur, introduced the famous ‘Chiffon Saree and string of pearls’ combo in India. She is seen in the painting above in a Maratha style nine yards Chiffon Saree. Please notice that the styling here is distinctly French… International without forgetting the roots!
Hindi Shayari - Suvicharo
Cranberries were on sale for a dollar a bag at Safeway yesterday! I am not the proud owner of 5 pounds of cranberries.. good thing they freeze well! You can expect to see many cranberry recipes in the coming weeks. I am starting off with a brown sugar streusel white chocolate cranberry cream cheese coffee cake. Whew.... longest name ever, but it's so chock full of good stuff! I used a recipe borrowed from Alicia's Homemaking, a lovely blog with lots of good recipes and home making tips. To…