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Utsavpedia is an online encyclopedia on Indian ethnic fashion.This space aspires to offer details on all aspects of ethnic wear from all parts of India, both historic and contemporary. With Utsavpedia, you get to indulge in an interesting journey that unravels the timeless magic of Indian ethnic wear.

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The Sequined Sequence

Over my countless trips to flea markets, art fairs, fashion shows et al over the years, I've developed my own set of favorites when it comes to the nitty-gritties of fashion. It’s the Sequins catching my fancy this time. Carried forth from times of the Indus Valley, with the word 'sequin' being a French rendition of the Italian word 'zecchino', the sequin has indeed been ... more

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Hand Print

Hand Print is a kind of Art work that involves the manual way of designing garments and other cloth materials. Be it with different varieties of stitches, embroidery or different decorating materials. Basically hand print is all about sewing different varieties of designs related to religious and cultural aspects onto a piece of garment, intricately with the use of hands. ... more

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Meenakari Work on Jewelry

Meenakari is a popular Indian handicraft in which metal is embellished with intricate and colorful patterns and designs. The process of decorating the surface of metals such as copper, gold and silver is very tedious and time-consuming.It is done by artistically fusing individual pieces made out of colored glass powders. Craftsmen employ the use of various mineral oxides ... more