Historical and folk costumes by Franz Lipperheide
Niece of the Maharaja of Kapurthala. Indian feminist counselor of Gandhi, co-founders of the All-Indian women’s committee, author and minister.
Dress of a Panka-Wallah (पङ्खा वाला), Indian servant. A punkah, from Hindi Pankha ‘fan’ in Sanskrit पकशक pakśaka, refers to a large piece of cloth or other material hanging from the… Read More
Sarojini Naidu “The Nightingale of India” was a confidant of Mahatma Gandhi and a key figure in the independence movement and had repeated in captivity.
Group of girls from Bombay in traditional Indian Sari, 1900. “Young Ladies from Bombay in native costume”.
Traditional Indian Coolie in 1897. Hindu girl.
Hindu priests in 1897. Traditional Hindu priest costumes. North Indian Brahmins clothing.
Hired laborer. India Coolis. Man and wife in 1900.
Singer from Kashmir. Indian female costume in 1900. Traditional Kashmir dress. Muslim Girl with nose piercing. The people of India. Painting by Mortimer Menpes. Published by Adam and Charles Black, London 1910.
A retainer of the Maha Rao of Kutch. Traditional costume of Gujarat state in western India.