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.
The kanci or girdle, a broad golden belt used to secure the sari to the waist, to which are often added medallions, loops, tassels and bells. In early sculptures there are are often multiple layers.
Girdles have been in use in India for a very long time, since possibly the early chalcolithic age. 

The kanci or girdle, a broad golden belt used to secure the sari to the waist, to which are often added medallions, loops, tassels and bells. In early sculptures there are are often multiple layers.

Girdles have been in use in India for a very long time, since possibly the early chalcolithic age. 

(Source: simigarewal.com)

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