The Bania. A merchant from Mumbai.
Her jacket may be of cloth, or of cotton, or silk, according to the season, but it is always cut in the same style, faIling just below the waist.
The indoor male costume consists of a muslin shirt, a pair of loose white cotton trousers, a cotton waistcoat with sleeves, a skull cap and slippers.
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The Persians in India.
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In the walking costume, however, the sari, or outside garment, is passed round the shoulders and over the top of the head, so that the mathabana is unobserved, and the tout ensemble is then very graceful.
Typical pictures of Indian Natives. A BRAHMAN LADY. It is against the custom of the higher castes to be photographed at all, and none are more so than Hindus.