Friday, September 23, 2011

In Response to ~Sepia Saturday~93~Saturday 24 September 2011

My Loving Parents
On their Wedding Day
12th November 1942
My Father  Capt.Dr Abdur Rashid RIMS
Royal Indian Medical Service
wearing a Battle Dress was in active service
with the British Indian Army
My Gracious Mother    Saeeda Begum
wearing the traditional 'Shalwar Kamees Dupatta'
and Jewelery on the forehead called 'Jhoomar'
Place is Our Family Home
in
AAB-E-GUZAR
SRINAGAR
KASHMIR

17 comments:

  1. Your mother looks a little shy in this picture.

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  2. The 'Jhoomar' jewelry was new to me and is absolutely lovely. Was the 'Jhoomar' traditionally only worn at weddings? This photo is a treasure. Thanks for sharing.

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  3. Aslam'o Alikum mam.an outstanding picture,mam your parents looks beautiful in this picture,mam please visit my blog i wrote a poem i want you to give me your comment on it

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  4. That's some costume. i can't think it would have been very comfortable to wear too long.

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  5. That is an amazing photo, and such a treasure!

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  6. I'm trying to imagine the colours in this photograph. Did you ever get to see the dress and Jhoomar in later years?

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  7. Lovely to have this photo of your parents wedding. Both of your parents are good looking.

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  8. well this is one awsome picture...well done

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  9. Love to see different cultures and what they wore for special occasions.

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  10. There certainly is quite a contrast in the way they are dressed.

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  11. The contrast in what they are wearing makes this picture even more appealing.

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  12. What a lovely photo of your parents. And a near coincidence - my parents were married on 11 November 1942.

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  13. Did your mother save her wedding garb to pass it down through the family? It's fascinating.

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  14. I am deeply grateful to All My Friends for their lovely comments.
    My Parents had to leave Kashmir and adopt Pakistan the new country.Most of the belongings were left behind,we never saw our Mothers wedding dress, the color was 'Maroon' a dark shade of red, Jhoomar is worn only on weddings-not anymore though.Father, posted at Java Burma had come on a'ten Day leave' and hence the Groom in Uniform' Happy to share with all.

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  15. Thanks for sharing this picture. Fascinating and beautiful.

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  16. Beautiful! I imagine the dress was a sight to see. The Jhoomar is really lovely. What a treasure to have.

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