First we have Nandana in white saree with no blouse, a time travel to pre-modern times when blouse didn’t exist and women had to collect from local rivers and wells in clay pots.
Even though we see the dressing sense of women in ancient times as part of their customs or even religion, it majorly depends on the geography. For example, most women in india were part of working class and it is impractical to wear close-ended dresses such as gowns and corsets. Remember, there was no real escape from the heat and humidity in those times. Whereas in Europe, dress such as Nandana is wearing here was a taboo because of the cold weather conditions.
More often than not, Nandana sports a steel (or is it silver) chain around her waist. It is not always the same, she keeps changing them. So is that her fashion signature in a way?
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These young women in Assam, probably college students, are doing military exercises in their everyday sarees. The mostly white and light coloured sarees seem incongruous, since this 1962 home guard group is drilling to resist the encroaching Red Chinese. Note the dark sweater worn over the saree and a striped blouse that looks like a knit, on the two right front girls. On the left, the tall woman has wrapped her pallu end into a tight belt around her waist, while others have just tucked in one corner. So serious and brave….
It has now been an entire year since I started weekly posts of earlier sarees at Sunny’s invitation. Though I live near Dallas, Texas, I love saree history and have learned so much in the past 12 months! My “saree dream” is to visit many regions of India in the near future. Thanks for participating, as all blog-readers’ comments and insights are greatly appreciated.
pretty, not a complicated saree, a casual ‘home wear” as they would say.
I wonder how this saree will look with a black leather corset.
I’d probably add a faux leather border to this saree as well and it will be stunning!
What?! Masaba saree again!
I had to. First of all, I thought that Kareena had a “monogamous stylistc relationship” with Manish Malhotra; she always wore Manish’s designs. So what does this mean?!
Kareena looks fresh! But the saree… the concept is excellent, but the colors could have been different. I am not convinced about the necklace either