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Model of a Dhobi Couple

Dr. Bhau Daji Lad Mumbai City Museum

Dr. Bhau Daji Lad Mumbai City Museum

On the man we see an Angarakha-style upper garment till the waist with three panels, that is one major style of the upper garment construction we have seen so far. He wears a lower garment with a style of drape similar to a langot, where the central part of the drape is taken between the legs and fastened in the groin area. The length of the dhoti is shorter than the ones we have seen in this series earlier in most cases, which can also be attributed to relatively lower castes of people comprising of the working class. His headdress is distinctly pronounced. The women wears a style of sari which belongs to the broad Western, Central and Northern region and versions of which we have seen earlier. In both cases, these fabric is
likely to be cotton, and carries a simple coloured selvedge.

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  • Title: Model of a Dhobi Couple
  • Gallery: Kamalnayan Bajaj Mumbai Gallery

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