Dance costumes circa 1851 – Drawings

Asiatic Costumes 1851

In 1851, a book titled “Asiatic Costumes from Drawings taken during a Residence in India” was published by Stevens and Co., printers, London.

Although there is no author mentioned or no other texts accompanies the book, the name R. Ackermann, London, 1828 is seen below each drawings. Mostly the author toured the northern part of India since the costumes resemble of the Kathak style, rather than the South Indian Style.

The book has a variety of drawings, but I have selected the ones that are related to dance and music.  One can access the entire book from Internet archives.

Click here for the book.

Hope you enjoy seeing the drawings. Click on the first image to start the slideshow and if you want to see a larger image, right click and open in a new window.

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