The man wears an Achkan or Shervani that seems to have European-style collars. Both the Achkan and the head dress are quintessentially Muslim-referenced, even though we know in the coming decade such sartorial styles became popular among urban elites across other parts of the subcontinent as well. The lady wears a bodice paired wuth a saree. The shawl she wears over this is starkly simple and embellished or decorated.


  • Title: Model of Deccani Sunni Muslim 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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