Posts tagged Indian culture.
Painting for Jordan Desmarais, the winner of my Facebook contest
Betsy Woodman’s family lived next door to the sisters and her blog is full of fascinating details about both expat life in India in the 50s (her mother also learnt dance while in India) and the everyday lives of the sisters. The picture here is from her family album and appears thanks to her. I love the matched nature of the outfits, the little embroidery details on the blouses. And that they carry off the doubled up plaits. And am wondering if the brassiere (really an inner bodice) is handmade as was quite common back then.
Used by permission of the Woodman family - source here.
PS: The sisters dancing in an early film.
Srimati Usha Chatterji, 1949
“In a Bengali village. Bengali women fetching water from the well in earthenware pots.” Photograph by Cecil Beaton for the UK Ministry of Information, 1944.
Hum To Chale Pardes (1988)