I love the coin-dot saree on this petite woman from the early 20th century. Though the colouring added to the image is beautifully done, I think we’ve lost something in the translation. Was the saree really a solid grey with white circles? It looks heavier than I suspect it was, more flat or less delicate, if you see what I’m (not) seeing. The woven golden border does retain its sheen.
The model’s traditional velvet choli has ornaments of silk or metallic embroidery that follow the simple construction of the sleeve along the neck and down the body. And I like her stacked necklaces, a pearl choker above the piece at her throat. A feather fan, small earrings and minimal bracelets complete her look of restrained elegance.