A postcard like this was the result of a careful and perhaps exhausting pose by the dancers. Note the man holding up the backdrop, which probably covered a studio wall or other scene.
This postcard by the Jaipur-based firm Gobindram Oodeyram shows a little boy with the teat of a goat somewhat crudely photoshopped into his mouth (probably two superimposed images). To a European buying the postcard in colonial times, it would seem
This was one of Gobindram Oodeyram's most popular postcards (also called Mohamedan Dancing Girl in other versions). The hand-applied coloring is exceptional – not only the pink, the signature color of Jaipur and the firm's postcards, but also the use
Sometimes also called "Sleeping Hindoo Woman" this postcard was about as risque as they got and was labelled "India circulation" in an album of Gobindram Oodeyram postcards put together by one S.
Discontinued after 1949 when Rajasthan province was created and acceded to India, the Sun Procession celebrated the descent of the Maharajah's family from the sun goddess Surya.
This card was sent to a Miss Rosemead in Sussex, England.