Baroda Nautch girls

Traditional Gujarat Nautch girls dance costumes. India folk dress.

Nautch girls from Baroda

Baroda Nautch girls 1902.

The girls turn round and round, with much waving of the arms, accompanied by the music of tom-toms and other instruments.

Baroda (Vadodara) was a princely state of British India in the present state of Gujarat.

From the book: Living Races of Mankind. A popular illustrated account of the customs, habits, pursuits, feasts, and ceremonies of the races of mankind throughout the world, by Henry Neville Hutchinson (1856-1927), John Walter Gregory and Richard Lydekke. Published by Hutchinson & Co. Paternoster Row, London 1902.