Indian Mother and Daughter by Photographer Grete Kolliner - 1931

Indian Mother and Daughter by Photographer Grete Kolliner - 1931 - Old Indian Photos

The saree was first worn during the glorious Indus Valley Civilization. A 2800BC statue of a female priest depicts her in a saree. The name “saree” originated from the Sanskrit word ‘sattika’ and finds considerable mention in the Buddhist and Jain Scriptures. Interestingly, it was believed that inserting a needle into a piece of cloth made it impure and the saree was the ideal solution.

The name “saree” originated from the Sanskrit word ‘sattika’ and finds considerable mention in the Buddhist and Jain Scriptures.

Attia Hosain (1913–1998) Simple but 8th wonder of world!

Attia Hosain - writer, feminist and broadcaster. She was born in Lucknow, India and moved to Britain in (Notice the beautiful chikan embroidery on the saree .

Iconic Style: Rajmata Gayatri Devi

Iconic Style: Rajmata Gayatri Devi

Gayatri Devi of Jaipur Maharanee (and later Rajmata) of Jaipur nee Princess of Cooch Behar.The author of fascinating memoirs. One of the most beautiful women in the world.

Rani of Kurupam    Resplendent in her Basra pearls, diamonds and sapphires, the Queen wears a semi transparent silk shawl and fitted blouse with woven gold borders, pearls and silver zardozi embroidery. Her emellished silk skirt speaks volumes of the technical achievement of the Indian weaver. He painted the King in full princely attire. Major portions of the embroidery were done in pure gold.    A Ravi Raja Poster

Rani of Kurupam. Resplendent in her Basra pearls, diamonds and sapphires, the Queen wears a semi transparent silk shawl and fitted blouse with woven gold borders, pearls and silver zardozi embroidery.


More ideas
Indira Raje of Baroda as a young girl with her mother, The Maharani Chimnabai II of Baroda, wearing a 'Nauvari', a traditional Maharashtrian sari.  She is the mother of Gayatri Devi.

Indira Raje of Baroda as a young girl with her mother, The Maharani Chimnabai II of Baroda, wearing a 'Nauvari', a traditional Maharashtrian sari. She is the mother of Gayatri Devi.

Indian woman in traditional sari. 19th century photo. traditional indian attire

Studio Photograph of an Indian Lady Sitting in a Chair, Undated Vintage Photograph

Rani of Kurupam    Resplendent in her Basra pearls, diamonds and sapphires, the Queen wears a semi transparent silk shawl and fitted blouse with woven gold borders, pearls and silver zardozi embroidery. Her emellished silk skirt speaks volumes of the technical achievement of the Indian weaver. He painted the King in full princely attire. Major portions of the embroidery were done in pure gold.    A Ravi Raja Poster

Rani of Kurupam. Resplendent in her Basra pearls, diamonds and sapphires, the Queen wears a semi transparent silk shawl and fitted blouse with woven gold borders, pearls and silver zardozi embroidery.

Vintage India

Princess Niloufer of Hyderabad - Niloufer Farhat Begum Sahiba (January 1916 – June was one of the last princesses of the Ottoman Empire

Vintage - appears to be an aristocratic woman

Marathi women in traditional Nauvari sari, India, century.--- by no means Bollywood-- but such a beautiful silk saree!

Pinterest
Search