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Miss kerala 2008 Models In Traditional Kerala Saree Picture.

I see this trend catching on – each state with a beauty contest with one round of saree, one round of western clothes and one round of ethnic dress (which may include saree) for the finalist.

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Traditional Sarees in Cool Mollywood Movie

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Traditional Sarees in Cool Mollywood Movie    vintage sarees traditional sarees miscelleneous bollywood saree  I saw so many luscious cotton sarees in the movie Drishyam last night!  We got a special showing of the South Indian film (in Malayalam with no subtitles), and I coveted almost every one of the leading lady’s costumes.  These four  placed near the top of my list; the green and deep slate blue noteworthy for its unusual combination of colours, while the rich pumpkin with maroon-ish brown saree above was my personal favourite.  The pattern of star shapes on black was incredible on the big screen, where the pallu design really showed up.  Love to know where all the film’s sarees were woven…

Below is the whole “family” with Mohanlal as the dad, and the young actresses who played the daughters.  In my own collection, I do have a saree quite similar to Meena’s soft brown and black one.  The Kerala scenery was incredible and the story excellent despite my not knowing the language.  Go watch the film if you have a chance, or catch one of the upcoming remakes in other South Indian languages, and see if the sarees are as yummy as these were.

South of India Sarees this Sunday

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What first struck me about this postcard was the uncommon use of muted primary colours; red, yellow and blue! Then that the seated girl wears a two piece mundu, cool white with narrow trim, the traditional style of Kerala. I was surprised by the choice of saree-clad women to advertise Italian “bark and iron wine” tonic, but it was sold around the world by this time, about the 1920s or ’30s.

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Owner of seematti BEENA KANNAN with models sameera reddy and mandira bedi….

(Seematti one of the leading textiles in kerala had celebrated their 100th birthday..last day at kochi

And part of it there was a fashion show and lounging of new sarees ( Indian women’s traditional wear… )

A Luminous Gold on White Vintage Saree

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                                             Above is another beautiful vintage image from the Life Magazine archives.

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             I love golden zari on sheer white sarees!  The period image at the top of the post is a perfect example of how the classic combination of gold and white can be photographed in black and white, and still exude a luminous, even spititual, quality.  This image was taken in Mysore in the 1940s for a story on the castes and cultures of India.

            Below the puja picture is a modern publicity shot, (which I’d normally not include), from a new South Indian film.  While it doesn’t have the etherial glow of the older photo, I love to see elephants on sarees, and had to include it on my historic post.  The actress is quite pretty, and shows off a different look in her gold zari work on white, just for comparison.

            And as you may have guessed if you read my Sunday posts, I have added an elephant-design saree from Kerala to my growwing collection of traditional cotton sarees.  I’ll wear it this summer when the weather gets up to triple digits and I want to look cool and classically beautiful.

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Sisters and Novices in Sarees

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I love this picture for multiple reasons. First of all I have a special liking for “uniform sarees”, secondly I have special affinity for simple sarees but this picture transcends all.

But the main reason that I like is that it is an iconic Christian+Hindu mix of traditions and colors!

These are Sisters and Novices. What is a novice, you ask.

A novice in Roman Catholic canon law and tradition, is a prospective member of a religious order who is being tried and being proven for suitability of admission to a religious order of priests, religious brothers, or religious sisters, whether the community is one of monks or has an “active” ministry. After initial contact with the community, and usually a period of time as a postulant (a more or less formal period of candidacy for the novitiate), the person will be received as a novice in a ceremony that most often involves being clothed with the religious habit (traditional garb) of the particular religious community. The novice’s habit is often slightly different from those of professed members of the order. For instance, in communities of women that wear a dark veil over the head, novices often wear a white one; among Franciscan communities of men, novices wear an additional shirt-like chest piece over the traditional Franciscan robe; Carthusian novices wear a dark cloak over the usual white habit; etc.

Novices are not admitted to vows until they have successfully completed the prescribed period of training and proving, called the novitiate. This usually lasts one year, the minimum required by Canon Law, though in some orders and communities it is two. Novices typically have dormitories in separate areas within a monastery or community and are under the direct supervision of a novice master or novice mistress.

The interesting part here is that the novices are wearing saffron sarees; saffron has a deep rooted significance in Hinduism. So instead of wearing traditional nun’s habit, with different color head scarf, they have chosen to wear a saffron saree.

How delightful.

The picture comes from Kurokami (Christina Stoppa)’s flickr stream. Her work is really appreciated.

Here I am posing with some of the sisters and novices from the Mother of Mount Carmel Convent in Kalamassery. The novices are the ones dressed in orange sarees.

DATE TAKEN:
Sunday, January 2nd, 2011

LOCATION:
Mother of Mount Carmel Convent, Kalamassery, Kochi, Kerala, India

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