Relaxing Comfort of Traditional Garments

India is a land of diverse land comprising of different cultures,religions,practices and ethnicities. Mughals, Kushans, Guptas and Cholas have nurtured and contributed to the Indian cultural heritage of India with their rich and creative sense of music, art, literature, cuisines and dressings.

Some of the clothings which were introduced in the Mughal period were “chafan” and “postin”. These styles were inspired by Persian ,Parsis and Scythian styles of coutures which were further diversified into ‘sarbgati’(covering entire body),’burqa’ and ‘hijab’.

Varying dressing styles have evolved due to the changing climatic conditions across different states in India. Where Punjabis adopted the Indo Aryan fashions such as Lungi and Salwars for functions,Gujaratis assumed garments like ghaghra ,choli ,pagris and kurtas as an indicator of their social statuses,origin and lifestyle practices.

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Attires such as kurtas and salwar kameez also assumed a special place in our wardrobes due to comfort and convenience of usability and maintenance of these clothes. Saris carrying the essence of different states such as Benarsi,Kanchipuram ,Mysore silk,Bandhej have captured our hearts with the evolving shades, colors,fabrics,silhouettes and concepts.Lehengas and ghaghra cholis are also worn in multitude of events by Indian women to identify with the Indian roots and origins.Churidars are generally worn in combination with long tailored Anarkali suits which remarkably accentuate the body curves and figures of women.

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Sherwanis and Pathan coats have been the fashion rage for some years now. These are generally worn with churidars and trousers in occasions. Sherwanis are generally coupled with red or golden colored pagdis on weddings and poojas.Mundus and lungis are predominantly significant in the areas of Karnataka and Kerala which are teamed up with shirts or kurtas as they provide good aeration in the hot and humid climates of the southern cities.

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At Triveni ethnics, we offer you an array of choices for redefining your own style statements. Chunnis, Salwars,Salwar Kameez,Sarees, Jewellery, Lehengas etc can be served at just one platter on a very affordable price. Immerse yourself in the grandeur of Indian aroma and avail the best products at an even better prices with Triveni Ethnics.

By: Nitya Gupta

Style it up the ‘Dhoti’ way

Attire speaks all and no doubt every Indian traditional wear says a lot about the country’s rich culture. There are plethora of different ethnic wears that reflects the beauty of our country as well as the beauty of the dressing sense that we have, but amongst them ‘Dhoti’ particularly remains one of the best attire that India can always boast about!

Dhoti: also known as vetti, pancha, mundu, etc, is worn extensively across the country. It is simply a piece of cloth, generally of one color or shade which is sometimes embroidered with different materials (like golden gotta) to increase the beauty of the product.

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The color of a dhoti represents a lot about the occasion, for example a dull white one is worn by the Bengalis as a casual wear and always during marriage ceremonies,

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Dull white dhoti

vermillion shaded ones are worn by priests of Maharashtra and also it would be worth mentioning that a perfect white dhoti is considered an official ethnic wear of the southern states like Tamil Nadu.

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Vermillion color dhoti worn mostly by priests

The way of wearing a dhoti also says a lot about the person’s attitude. The way it is draped around the waist and the way it is pleated. Like for instance, it is not at all acceptable if someone folds a dhoti above the knees and attends any formal function or ceremony; it is considered rude.

As new fashion trends crept into the Indian market scenario, people started forgetting this beautiful attire and soon it started to get stacked up in our cupboards, unused, unspoken about. Many youngsters often dreads from wearing one even now. But one must always remember that ‘old is gold’ and the fashion industry believed that this time it is necessary to revive the ‘dhoti-culture’.

To reinitiate the use of dhoti, its elastic avatar entered the market. Now, no more worrying about how to tie that knot, no more worrying  about how many pleats to be made, it is more of a ‘ready to get into’ product now. Ladies too can flaunt this ethnic wear in various other ways like ‘dhoti-pants’ that would compliment best with a cool top.

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Different variations of ‘dhoti-pants’

Sounds interesting isn’t it?

So, let’s party now ‘the dhoti way’!

 

By: Santu Patra