Rani of Kurupam    Resplendent in her Basra pearls, diamonds and sapphires, the Queen wears a semi transparent silk shawl and fitted blouse with woven gold borders, pearls and silver zardozi embroidery. Her emellished silk skirt speaks volumes of the technical achievement of the Indian weaver. He painted the King in full princely attire. Major portions of the embroidery were done in pure gold.    A Ravi Raja Poster

Rani of Kurupam. Resplendent in her Basra pearls, diamonds and sapphires, the Queen wears a semi transparent silk shawl and fitted blouse with woven gold borders, pearls and silver zardozi embroidery.

Deja de avergonzarte por usar faldas cortas

Deja de avergonzarte por usar faldas cortas

40 Beautiful Examples Of Girls In Short Skirts - Page 3 of 3 - Fashion

Yoruba woman with decorated/ tattooed skin

Photograph of a tattooed Yoruba woman. If you’d like to know more about body marks, scarification and tattooing in Yoruba culture, this video of Chief Atanda explaining the history and meaning behind it will shed a lot of light on this.

Maharaja and Maharani of Kurupam  Resplendent in her Basra pearls, diamonds and sapphires, the Maharani of Kurupam wears a semi transparent silk shawl and fitted blouse with woven gold borders, pearls and silver zardozi embroidery.The embroidery of the sari were done in pure gold.

Raja and Rani of Kurupam, portrait, (oil on canvas), Private collection

Dress Reform in Bengal in the late 19th century had been a move...

The (Ravi Varma) Dress Reform in Bengal in the late century had been a move towards modernity. Raja Ravi Varma on the other hand, though influenced by the realism of Bouguereau.

Maharani Gayatri Devi, Rajmata of Jaipur

The Maharani of Jaipur. The Princess Gayatri Devi of Koch Bihar until her marriage to HH Maharaja Sawai Man Singh II.

Neelanjana Sarees: Vintage Photographs in Sarees

Vintage sari shot (Gauhar Jaan, famous singer from Calcutta - a halfsie: half-Indian, half-Armenian - on right).

A portrait of Akbar's wife Jodha bai-but is it?   Apparently there was not any historical character called Jodha bai. Yet there is mention of a Mariam-uz-Zamani the wife of Akbar and the mother of his much awaited heir Salim, this rajpur queen was known in Mughal history as Mariam-uz-zamani meaning "compassionate to the world" she was so named by Akbar on the eve of the birth of his son and heir Salim later known as Jhangir.

A portrait of Akbar's wife Jodha bai-but is it? Apparently there was not any historical character called Jodha bai. Yet there is mention of a Mariam-uz-Zamani the wife of Akbar and the mother of his much awaited heir Salim, this rajpur queen was known in Mughal history as Mariam-uz-zamani meaning "compassionate to the world" she was so named by Akbar on the eve of the birth of his son and heir Salim later known as Jhangir.

Hatamen Cigarettes / Origin: China - c. 1930 /  20 x 29 in (50 x 74 cm) / This Hatamen Cigarettes advertisement displays an interesting intersection of Chinese culture and Western style.  A beautiful young woman stands before us in a cheongsam--patterned in an occidental style--and a western necktie.

Hatamen Cigarettes

Origin: China - c. 1930 / This Hatamen Cigarettes advertisement displays an interesting intersection of Chinese culture and Western style. A beautiful young woman stands before us in a cheongsam--patterned in an occidental style--and a western necktie.

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