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there is the saree, and then the half saree

8 Sep

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not familiar with the half saree ? the woman in the centre wears it.  half saree/sari is  mostly worn by girls once they reached 14-15 years.  and most common in the southern part of the country..

The half saree , a atraditional way of dressing , always preluded the saree,  is almost on its ways to extinction. the salwar kurta  takes its place  and is considered more forward looking, even in the rural areas, where the tatters of traditional garments still had its last looks until recently

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replicating the chessboard on a sari:pasapalli

5 Jun

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Ghungat and Ghupshap…

25 May

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Ghungat = covering your head with the sari.

ghupshap =  chit chat.

In the rural villages in india, some still   go to the nearby river to wash their clothes. Among other  chores of the day, washing at the river enables  socialization for women .Year after Year, on most days  they meet at  the same spot.

Blindingly Beautiful :pinon khadi from bangladesh

7 May

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imprinting their ideas in needle and thread

18 Apr

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can you recognize which tribe in orissa these women belong to?

she wears chatta and mundu.

12 Apr

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“chatta and mundu ” is the traditional dress of syrian christian woman in kerala.

shari .. One uncut cloth – many ways.

7 Apr

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..the ombudhu-gajam madisar

7 Mar

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ombudhgajam means nine yard

The Madisar is the style in which the sari is worn by the Brahmin community in Tamil Nadu

wearing her own weaves is but a dream..

26 Feb

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Tangkhul Naga, Manipur

12 Feb


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"The tangkhul Naga shawl of Manipur is a thick cotton shawl worn by men and woven by women in striking bands of rust and blcack. The bands may vary in width and the ends of the shawl are often decorated with brilliantly coloured extra wefts"  Uncut cloth, by Askari and Arthur, Merrel Holberton Publishers.