Published in London 100 years ago, these Warwick Goble illustrations for a collection of stories from Bengal are too cute! This muted gold saree with an embellished black border (no choli necessary), is classically elegant.
Yes, they look a lot like Arthur Rackham’s fairy-tale drawings of the same era, but I love Goble’s interpretations of a mythic India. Black hair and a black saree paired with a dramatic red choli help draw the viewer’s eye in from the soft tints of the rest of the image. The entire book, with other charming illustrations, is available to read online.