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Model of a Maratha couple from Deccan

1900/1935

Dr. Bhau Daji Lad Mumbai City Museum

Dr. Bhau Daji Lad Mumbai City Museum

With this pair of models, we may be seeing an archetype for clothing among Hindus in the broad Maharashtra-Deccan region. The women wear dark-coloured saris, which even thought are painted black here, may most likely be a dark indigo associated with certain sari-styles like the Paithani in the deccan. In this we see a style of draping the sari similar to the Deccan Brahmin woman, except that she takes the pally end of the sari above her head. Her blouse seems to be a woven variety of fabric. The men wears white cotton ensembles with a red headdress.

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  • Title: Model of a Maratha couple from Deccan
  • Date: 1900/1935
  • Location: Dr. Bhau Daji Lad Museum, Mumbai
  • Physical Dimensions: Male figure: H 22cm, L 9.8 cm, Wt 368 gm, Female figure: H 21.5 cm, L 9.6 cm, Wt 371 gm
  • Material: Half baked terracotta clay and pigment
  • Gallery: Kamalnayan Bajaj Mumbai Gallery

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