Saturday, February 15, 2014

Sharmila At Home

A house on a busy street
Cold white locked large
Marble floors
A mirror in the foyer
The lady of the house sees herself
A wisp of gray in her hair
A perfect sari
The mirror shatters as she walks away
Stepping on the shards of glass
Like they might be petals
Her footprints a dark rangoli in her wake
Mock those who stop and stare and say
"Oh what a beautiful home you have."


                                                                                                    ~ Sonali

Studio portrait of a young woman in a sari leaning over a painted lotus.

Its rare for me to find a gelatin print studio photo so this was quite exciting. 
The bordered blouse matches the sari which is tied in the Parsi style of the time complete with brooch and the head drape. 
http://vintageindianclothing.tumblr.com/page/42