April 30th
16:00
Jaigarh Fort by wesbran on Flickr.

Jaigarh Fort by wesbran on Flickr.

January 4th
16:01
Evening Cut by Porter Yates on Flickr.
September 19th
16:01
Steve McCurry
INDIA. Bombay. 1994. Ramlila Pageant participant
INDIA. Bombay. 1994. Ramlila Pageant participant
December 2nd
12:30
Via
December 1st
07:15
Via
vintageindia:

Princess Sita Devi by Cecil Beaton ca. 1935

vintageindia:

Princess Sita Devi by Cecil Beaton ca. 1935

November 27th
17:45
Via
November 14th
23:41
Via
fotojournalismus:

A Pakistani Hindu girl holds an earthen lamp while decorating an area of her house to celebrate Diwali on Nov. 13 in Karachi, Pakistan.
[Credit : Shakil Adil / AP]

fotojournalismus:

A Pakistani Hindu girl holds an earthen lamp while decorating an area of her house to celebrate Diwali on Nov. 13 in Karachi, Pakistan.

[Credit : Shakil Adil / AP]

October 10th
17:36
Via
October 8th
10:59
Via
didyourlyjustsaythat:

Her hair is so COOL. I wonder what that thing on her ponytail/braid is because I want it. And her makeup. 

didyourlyjustsaythat:

Her hair is so COOL. I wonder what that thing on her ponytail/braid is because I want it. And her makeup. 

October 6th
18:42
Via

Deep in the rainforests of the Indian state of Meghalaya, bridges are not built, they’re grown. For more than 500 years locals have guided roots and vines from the native Ficus Elastica (rubber tree) across rivers, using hollowed out trees to create root guidance systems. When the roots and vines reach the opposite bank they are allowed to take root. Some of the bridges are over 100 feet long and can support the weight of 50 people.

October 5th
14:43
Via
non-westernhistoricalfashion:

Filigree Necklace
Place of origin: Calicut, India (made)
Date:ca. 1850 (made)
Materials and Techniques:
Gold wire, with stamped florets and applied flat discs and hemispheres
Notes from the V&A

This gold necklace was one of the earliest Indian objects bought for what would become the Victoria and Albert Museum. It was exhibited at the 1851 Great Exhibition as “modern” work from Calicut, and was bought for the considerable sum of £30 for the new South Kensington Museum as an example of the best international contemporary design. The jeweller has manipulated a relatively small amount of gold to maximum effect to create interlinked motifs of filigree to which very small elements have been applied. These were made by hammering pieces of thin sheet gold onto a metal die over shaped depressions thereby producing identical motifs.

non-westernhistoricalfashion:

Filigree Necklace

Place of origin: Calicut, India (made)

Date:ca. 1850 (made)

Materials and Techniques:

Gold wire, with stamped florets and applied flat discs and hemispheres

Notes from the V&A

This gold necklace was one of the earliest Indian objects bought for what would become the Victoria and Albert Museum. It was exhibited at the 1851 Great Exhibition as “modern” work from Calicut, and was bought for the considerable sum of £30 for the new South Kensington Museum as an example of the best international contemporary design. The jeweller has manipulated a relatively small amount of gold to maximum effect to create interlinked motifs of filigree to which very small elements have been applied. These were made by hammering pieces of thin sheet gold onto a metal die over shaped depressions thereby producing identical motifs.

September 24th
09:04
Via
delucazade:

Bride on her wedding day, India
Steve McCurry

delucazade:

Bride on her wedding day, India

Steve McCurry