Friday, October 21, 2011

Throwback | A Vintage Lehenga from 19th Century India

A girl from a Jaipur zenana, circa 1859. 

The zenana refers to the women's quarters or apartments in a fort, palace, or other household. It was a lovely surprise to see this photo on Saree Dreams - I love vintage Indian photographs! It's very cool to see the old styles of draping and cutting, the embroidery and jewelry. Most of all, it's great fun to imagine what the colors and textures of the textiles were, and how they looked in person! 

{Originally Posted on Saree Dreams}

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