The Travancore Sisters - South Indian Royalty. Perfect example of the use of gold belts (oddiyanam) on Lalitha/Ragini/Padmini.

The Travancore Sisters - South Indian Royalty. Perfect example of the use of gold belts (oddiyanam) on Lalitha/Ragini/Padmini.

The beautiful woman seen here is Sharda Pandit, a scion of a Maharashtrian aristocratic family in the earlier half of the 20th century. She was born in Rajkot, Gujarat. She was hailed as the ‘Beauty Queen’ of Elphinstone College of Bombay, later became the Governor of two Indian States. Circa 1935

The beautiful woman seen here is Sharda Pandit, a scion of a Maharashtrian aristocratic family in the earlier half of the 20th century. She was born in Rajkot, Gujarat. She was hailed as the ‘Beauty Queen’ of Elphinstone College of Bombay, later became the Governor of two Indian States. Circa 1935

Indira Devi only daughter of Sayajirao Gaekwad III of Baroda with her mother…

Indira Devi only daughter of Sayajirao Gaekwad III of Baroda with her mother…

I wonder how the back attaches to the front... I like the little cutouts it…

I wonder how the back attaches to the front... I like the little cutouts it…

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