Retro Saree from a Slide this Sunday

This appealing woman seems so happy to be captured for posterity on a slide from 1965.  I liked her expression, the beautiful instrument and the block-printed bedspread.  But the real reason I picked this transparency image was the colour of her saree!  The delicately patterned white borders set off the luscious shade of what used to be called desert rose.  It is incredibly wonderful – a flattering shade that glows with life but isn’t cutesy or overbearing – also repeated on the matching but un-spotted choli fabric.  What a classic look from 49 years ago!

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