Apr 30 2016
Have I posted this view of Gauhar Jaan before? It is a lovely one – very theatrical and nicely coloured – and worth another look! It was sent from Bombay by Alfred to Miss F. Cliffe in Surrey, for Christmas of 1914. The saree was draped in a particularly pretty style; pallu back to front showing off the stripes, and with an unusual blouse. Whenever I run across a photograph of this amazing performer, I feel as though I’ve found a keepsake from a long-departed friend.