Pretty saree in a plum colour, with what must have been a very lovely pallu, wrapped and tucked around at the waist. Grandmother’s unadorned white saree didn’t photograph well, so drape lines were drawn in by hand afterwards. Baby wears a simple dress of ca. 1920s Western style, low waisted, and reaches into a biscuit tin.
Rather garish tinting on this postcard, but still an interesting look at the choices the American missionaries made. Also from the earlier decades of the 20th century, I like the traditional skirt outfits the younger girls are wearing. Many places in what is now Andhra Pradesh are known for their hand woven and printed cotton sarees; lots in my collection.