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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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What is Utsavpedia?

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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Cultural Connections

Rangoli

Rangoli (also known as Kolam or Muggu in southern India), is a folk art from India and is a…

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Dandiya being performed (image: http://svtemplemn.org)

Dandiya

‘Dandiya’ or ‘Dandiya Raas’ is a dance form performed during the time of Navratri, with its origins in Gujarat. The…

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Weddings & Festivals

Roka or Tilak or Shagun

Roka (also known as Tilak, and Shagun) is a Punjabi pre-wedding ritual before the wedding. Organized lavishly, the flamboyant wedding…

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Joota Chori

When we think of the ‘joota chori rasam, we immediately imagine Madhuri Dixit’s flawless green and white lehenga and Salman…

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Jaimala or Varmala

Jaimala is a wedding ritual in which, the bride and groom put fresh flower garlands into each other’s necks,…

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Ethnic Hubs

Chickpete, Bangalore

Known as one of the oldest shopping destinations in Bangalore, Chickpete (also known as Chickpet or Chikpet) has been a…

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Marwar Festival

The Marwar Festival is a popular celebration in the city of Jodhpur in Rajasthan, India. It is an annual music…

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Textiles

Cambric

Cambric is a type of textile that is made of cotton. The name of the fabric is derived from the…

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Kosa Silk Fabric

Kosa Silk

Kosa silk is obtained from an Indian silkworm – Antheraea mylitta and is a variety of Tussar silk. It…

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Venkatagiri Saree

Venkatagiri Sarees

Venkatagiri Sarees are handwoven zari cotton sarees popular for their Jamdani style weaving pattern. Coming from the historic town of…

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Fashion Cults

Ritu Kumar

Recipient of the Padma Shri Award in 2013, Ritu Kumar as a brand appeals to many patrons who are avidly…

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Nawab Wallajah from Madras

Presidency of Madras

The Madras Presidency was officially known as the Presidency of Fort St. George by the British and was an administrative…

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Motifs & Embroideries

Mukesh or Mukeish

This type of embroidery involves twisting thin metallic threads to create patterns all over the fabric. Although the most common…

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Aari work

Aari Work

A pen like needle which resembles the shape of a crochet needle, gives rise to an intrinsic form of artwork…

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Warli or Varli

Warli painting is a kind of tribal art practiced by a tribe from Maharashtra called ‘Warli’ or ‘Varli’. Other local…

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Attires

Pavada Davani

South India is known for its simple and graceful traditional garments. The Pavada Davani is a traditional dress worn in…

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Farshi Pajama

The Farshi Pajama was a popular Indian ladies’ dress that was worn between the 17th-20th centuries, particularly amongst Muslim Indian…

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Ethnic Innovations

Readymade Saree

A readymade saree, also known as a pre-stitched saree, is a saree that is no longer a 6 yard long…

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Layered Lehenga

A Layered Lehenga, as the name suggests, has several layers of materials on the skirt, forming flares of different sizes…

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Nehru Jacket

Nehru Jacket is the hip-length coat or jacket, mostly worn by men. It has a Mandarin collar and a button…

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