It took me a minute to realize she’s wearing pants. ;-)
Hemendranath Mazumdar was one of the founders of the Indian Art Academy that pursued naturalism and was a departure from the till then popular Bengal School. A number of his paintings are dreamy in mood and have women in semi-transparent draperies with more than a suggestion of the erotic.
This painting (possibly ”Rose or Thorn”) suggests dress styles of the 1920s and 1930s including the translucency of the sari and of course the armband.
My Bohemian Aesthetic
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