Saree Art and Graphics on Postcards

I  have shown many old postcards here, and will probably continue to do so!  Above is an ordinary, relatively modern card from 1967.  But it was hand painted in more recent years in a late-mughal miniature style, showing a woman in a fetching aqua lahenga saree and lots of pearls.  Below is a simple advertising card from 1906 with two ladies in traditional sarees, printed in red in a folk arts/wood block style.  Both pieces are visually pleasing in different ways – even the old cardstock colours, cancellations and bits of handwriting are attractive.

 

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