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Zoroastrian Heritage

Author: K. E. Eduljee

Zoroastrians of India. Parsees & Iranis - a Photographic Heritage Page 2 - Women & Children


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Note: While the captions may describe the subjects as Parsees, Iranis were included in this label by individuals from other communities.


Parsi women
Women against a tree. Note the laced sudra(?) & gara sari
Image credit: Chest of Books
Parsi mother and child
Mother and child. Note the gara saris in these images.
Image credit: Chest of Books
Parsi girls / young women
Girls / young women. Note the laced sudras(?) & gara sari
Image credit: Columbia

Fashionable Parsi woman with a sudra(?) emerging from the blouse.
Fashionable woman with a sudra(?) emerging from the
blouse. Image credit: Columbia
Woman against a chair. An albumen print 1880s.
Woman in a full embroidered gara. Albumen print 1880s.
Image credit: W. F. Fee at National Geographic. Columbia

Women of Bombay in 1860s (British Library).
Women of Bombay in 1860s (British Library). Note the different types of gara sarees
Image credit: Old Indian Photos
Woman reclining. Date ?
Woman reclining. Date ?
Image credit: ImagesofAsia.com

Mother and son. Note boy's cap
Mother and son. Note boy's cap similar to toki caps worn in Tajikistan to this day
Image credit: whatsthatpicture at Flickr
Parsi women / girls with Hindu(?) companion(s) or servant(s) 1880s. An albumen print
Parsi women / girls with Hindu(?) companion(s) or servant(s) 1880s. An albumen print
Image credit: Columbia

School girl 1897
School girl 1897.
Image credit: Images of Asia
Woman from 1910
Woman from 1910.
Image credit: Images of Asia
Mother and daughter fashionable at seaside
Mother and daughter fashionable at seaside.
Image credit: Images of Asia
Artist's impression of Europeans purchasing items at a Parsi ladies' stall at Lady Mayo's fund-raising bazaar for medical women in India.
Artist's impression of Europeans purchasing items at a Parsi ladies' stall at Lady Mayo's fund-raising bazaar for medical women in India. Image credit: Columbia

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