The men wear long tunics which we have also seen in this series worn by urban Muslim men, and in two cases Hindu men.The women's ensembles consist of a typical Gara embroidered sari known as the Gara and a western-style bodice blouse.The blouses were modelled on European dresses in vogue at the time, and used imported fabrics as well as embellished elements such as lace;lace attachments on the waists of the women. The style of wearing petticoats under the sari began around this time, along with pastel colours.


  • Title: Model of a Parsi couple
  • Date: 1900/1935
  • Location: Dr. Bhau Daji Lad Museum, Mumbai
  • Material: Half baked terracotta clay and pigment
  • Gallery: Kamalnayan Bajaj Mumbai Gallery

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