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.
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.
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.
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