- A classic Sabyasachi Kanjeevaram silk saree woven by the master weavers of Kanchipuram with hand-embroidered border. The look is accessorised with traditional South Indian temple jewellery in 22k gold embedded with emeralds, rubies and pearls.
Native women, and Native women leaders in particular, were invisible to the US government. Many colonizers forbid them from participating in treaty councils with the United States government. Even to this day, Indian women are conspicuous in their absence in US history.
“Amrita Sher-Gil (Punjabi: ਅੰਮ੍ਰਿਤਾ ਸ਼ੇਰਗਿੱਲ; 30 January 1913 – 5 December 1941) was an eminent Indian painter. She has been called “one of the greatest avant-garde women artists of the early 20th century” and a “pioneer” in modern Indian art. Drawn to painting at a young age, Sher-Gil started getting formal lessons in the art, at the age of eight. Sher-Gil first gained recognition at the age of 19, for her oil painting entitled Young Girls (1932).
Sher-Gil traveled throughout her life, to countries including Europe, Turkey, France and India, deriving heavily from their art styles and cultures. Sher-Gil is considered an important woman painter of 20th-century India, whose legacy stands on a par with that of the pioneers of Bengal Renaissance.She was also an avid reader and a pianist.” (x)