A Type of Marwaree Beauty

A Type of Marwaree Beauty

ca. 1910
13.75x
8.65cm

Marwaris are from the Marwar region of Rajasthan in India. They speak Marwari. The word Marwar is said to be derived from the Sanskrit word Maruwat, or 'desert'. This striking image was a popular postcard.

Sent from Lucknow, Jan. 26, 1913 to Mr. Almy Seabury, Hotel Marin, San Rafael, Marin Co. California. "With rings on her fingers, bells on here toes etc. You see it all in India. Lucknow is a beautiful place, the part that was besieged is kept as it was left and is most interesting. You see the shattered walls etc. We leave for Agra tomorrow. Love to all. Mother."