Shringar: hair styles of India

India, 1960

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Indian women’s hair styles; their origin in tradition; how the hair is dressed and how the styles may be adapted to wear with Western dress. A stylist makes sketches for hair styles based on those seen in temple carvings and the Ajunta cave frescoes; how the hair is oiled and the styles built up; the use of garlands, particularly jasmine, and jkewellery; dressing a Western woman’s hair in adaptations of Indian styles.

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Credits

producer

Ezra Mir

production company

Films Division, Government of India

director

Ravi Prakash

Duration

00:28:28:00

Production places
India
Production dates
1960

Collection metadata

ACMI Identifier

009785

Language

English

Subject categories

Anthropology, Ethnology, Exploration & Travel → India - Social life and customs

Anthropology, Ethnology, Exploration & Travel → Women - India

Documentary

Documentary → Documentary films - India

Economics, Philosophy, Politics, Religion & Sociology → Women - India

Educational & Instructional

Educational & Instructional → Educational films

Family, Gender Identity, Relationships & Sexuality → Women - India

Food, Health, Lifestyle, Medicine, Psychology & Safety → Hairstyles

History → India - History

Short films

Short films → Short films - India

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Sound

Colour

Colour

Holdings

16mm film; Access Print (Section 1)

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