Notes on Culture & Antique Art, Ethnic Decor & Vintage Fashion | Wovensouls Art Gallery
Have you been introduced this lovely lady?
Have you seen her lovely clothes and lovely jewels?
Is that a hand fan she is carrying? What is she saying to her parrot?
Seen at the Indian Heritage Centre, Singapore
The costumes of the young lady leads to the belief that the subject is a dancing girl / Nautch girl.
This fits in with all the other photographs and drawing we have from the 1800s / early 1900s. The first is from the collection of the V&A museum and the second from the British Museum.
And finally an interesting newspaper article featuring another several generations after the subject of our Kalamkari textile:
Have a great weekend!