A Pretty Saree Worn 100 Years Ago

This portrait was taken in a rather old fashioned studio setting, suggesting Victorian leftovers. But the diminutive model wears a cute, rather trendy blouse from perhaps the late ‘teens. She is shown barefoot with only simple bracelets and a ring or two. However, the saree has brilliantly shining bands of golden threads to enliven the costume of this demure girl who lived in or near Halvad, Gujarat. The town is known for its Brahmin population who host annual Laddoo-eating contests.

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