Stamps on Indian Fashion through the Ages Series II- Sari in Myriad Forms -2019
India issued a miniature sheet with four stamps on the theme Indian Fashion through the Ages- Series II – Sari in Myriad Forms. It was issued on 12 Jun 2019.
Rupees 12 – Traditional Parsi Attire. The Parsi woman is wearing a traditional Gara embroidery Sari. Parsi man is wearing a long caftan and turban around the head.
Rupees Five – PatharePrabhu.This form came from Patan Gujarat to Bombay. It was also inspired by English fashion trends of those times. The women tailored their blouses with the English Puffed sleeves and wore them under the Kasbis -a nine-yard satin sari with border in gold and silver. These were path-breaking fashion designs.
Rupees Five – Brahmika Sari. A Woman from Tagore household staying in Bombay modified the Parsi style of Sari worn in Gujarat to adapt to the social circles of Bombay. The Pallu was draped over the left shoulder instead of the right shoulder. The ladies from Brahmo Samaj started calling it Brahmika Sari.
Rupees 15 – Silver Screen. The Saris or dresses won by actresses of Indian Cinema or SilverScreen was a fashion statement. The 1930’s attire of Leading actress Devika Rani is featured on this stamp.