Picture postcard depicting a woman wearing a black nine-yard brocade sari (black and white image)
Black saris are in general worn by women during the festival of Makar Sankranti; black being the colour worn during the cold winter months. The sari shown here is decorated with small circular buttis symbolising the white sugar balls locally called ‘phutana’ eaten at the time of the festival.
Prints, Drawings and Photographs
Ink on paper
20th Century CE