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Women's Ceremonial Outfits Baghdadi Jews, Calcutta, India Late

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Women's Ceremonial Outfits
Baghdadi Jews, Calcutta, India
Late 19th Century
Influenced by the British rule of India, the girls of the Baghdadi Jewish community wanted their dresses to feature a similar Victorian silhouette. This was achieved by adding pleats from the waist down, while Mediterranean, Indian, and European fabrics gave the dresses an international flair.
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