You don’t see much black in India. Women’s clothes vibrate with beautiful colors. The combinations and pattern mixes can be surprising and inspiring. You get the idea from this photo of an older and a younger woman taken from the back. The sari of the woman on the left combines a bright fuchsia with pale green, with a hint of blue in the gold trim; on the right big checks are worn with circles.
I felt inhibited about taking many photographs of women (although their daughters took plenty of me!) These all come from Mumbai, from the very last day of my trip.
Mumbai is a thriving global city, and I wondered if I wasn’t seeing some evidence of the sari’s eventual demise. There were many mother daughter pairs like the one above where the mother wore her beautiful sari, while the daughter would have been at home at any American college campus. What will these young women wear with their daughters in twenty years time?