WALDSCHMIDT, Rose Leonore  Marie (née Ohrlich). Berlin 21.5.1895 — 1988. German Indologist. Daughter of Richard Ohrlich, auditor and tax consultant, and Katharina Herrmann. She was a textile designer and then specialized on the history of South Asian handicrafts. From 1927 wife of —> Ernst W., whom she survived. In 1932-34 they were together in Sri Lanka and India. Their only son died in WW II.

Publications: With E. Waldschmidt: Volkskunst und Handwerk in Indien. 31 p. B. 1935; Miniatures of musical inspiration in the collection of Berlin Museum of Indian Art. Part 1. Rāgamāla-pictures from the Western Himalaya promotory. 218 p. 41 pl. Veröff. des Museums für ind. Kunst, Berlin 2. Wb. 1967; Part 2. Rāgamāla-pictures from Northern India and the Deccan. 560 p. 148 ill. Ibid. 3. B. 1975; Nepal: Kunst aus dem Königreich im Himalaja. 107 p. 92 pl. Recklinghausen 1967.

– Assisted her husband in numerous other works.

– H. Kanus-Credé (ed.): Lande des Krischna: Auf Forscherfahrt in Indien. 1-4. Allendorf an der Eder 1999-2002.

Sources: D. Riedel, Encyclop. Iranica online 2016 onE.W.; birthdate and parents in E. & R.L. Waldschmidt, Geschichte der Waldeckischen Familie Waldschmidt.  2. Göttingen 1970, § 112 (online in smb.museum).

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