May 23 2008
May 12 2008
Here is an illustration for 1847; a maroon saree with green blouse and saree matching thin maroon border on the blouse sleeves.
As they say, if you wait long enough, the style you abandoned will come back in fashion!
May 8 2008
I have been neglecting Saree History and heritage it brings. Here is a start of a new series where I will periodical show paintings, mostly from 1900’s but some earlier ones, that are saree related.
And this is a great start: not just a saree, but a saree shop painting. Absolutely amazing, I’d buy that saree in a heart beat.
Also, notice the shoes on the floor – pretty nice.
Apr 25 2008
Yes, there is a saree patent and thankfully it has expired by now, so you don’t need to worry about it.
It goes beyond the current crop of automatic sarees, which are essentially skirts. This one is more like a dress that you slip on and it includes the blouse as a part of the readymade garment.
There is another, even older patent that was filed in 1968
This one is closer to what we have now; essentially converting a saree in to a skirt that is secured with fasters.
I wonder if there are more saree patents in India? I will check.
Dec 22 2007
You can see a half saree, a full saree, and various other outfits. I love this picture. look at the proud and sweet smiles on each of them.
Nov 14 2007
Wedding picture of Nehru.
Happy Birthday to Nehru!
I think he was one of the most under appreciated Prime Minister of India and in a way, we owe the shining moments that we see in India to his policies of insisting on higher education in India.
What a delightful picture!