Vintage Sunday Looks Ahead to Spring!

Such great floral motifs on these sarees, especially on the pallus at right and left!  I wish this postcard had been issued in colour instead of off-white and shades of grey.  The cloth looks like block-printed cottons from up around Rajasthan and Gujurat, many of which come in incredible shades of gold and brown with red or rust and cream.  They are lovely, and I have several in my collection. If Spring arrives and things warm up enough, I’ll make a choli to match and wear it with one of my cheery sarees produced in those areas. However, I won’t have the large nose ring – just an inexpensive necklace and earring set.

Tulsi plants – the Hindu holy basil – actually blossom in the summer; but thinking about any fragrant herbs makes me long for all kinds of spring greenery, clear weather and fresh air away from the city.  The octagonal pillar on a stone base is an interesting garden feature that makes me dream of far away places and other times.  It has been cold and snowing where I currently live.  Sigh.

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