A group of Khasi women
A group of Khasi women. Native Christians.
1870s. Source: Photo 913/(16). Author: Jean
Baptiste Oscar Mallitte. - Image ID: R505EH
This is a striking and regal picture of four Khasi women taken by Jean Baptiste Oscar Mallitte during the 1870s. The title states they are "Native Christians", who are perhaps a mother and her daughters? 😃😃
Ladies, please notice the simple yet sleek middle-parted hair, the layers of gorgeous "paila" (traditional coral and gold necklace), the traditional ear loop earrings, the "jaiñkup" (traditional shawl) of two women seems to be the "ryndia thoh rew stem" (eri silk shawl), the "nara" (traditional silk jaiñsem) with the beautiful intricate weaving at the bottom and those long tassels 😍😍😍😍 ❤️❤️❤️
If designers could recreate this look, it would be sensational!! 🔥🔥🔥
Does anyone know the name of the striped "jaiñkup" of the other two ladies? Also what is the traditional name of those lovely earrings?