Vintage Indian Clothing

A brief and non-linear pictorial history of Indian fashion. And the women who are much more than their (often) fabulous clothes.

My "avatar" is usually a photograph of the actress Kanan Devi.

Women smoking the hookah/nargile, a common practice in Mughal India that declined by the late 19th century:

1. Woman under a tree, Pahari, 18th century 2. Lady with child, Jaipur 1800 3. Kashmiri woman, 1900s 4) Kalighat painting, late 19th century  5) Nautch girl, possibly late 19th cent. 6) Shabana Azmi in Shatranj ke Khilari

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