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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.

Motifs & Embroideries

Crochet

Crochet is one of the most popular forms of embroideries used worldwide. This embroidery takes its name from the French…

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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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Textiles

Katan Silk

Silk is considered to be one of the most luxurious fabrics and is also extremely versatile as it can be…

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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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Weddings & Festivals

Dala Chhath

Dala Chhath or Chhath (also spelled as ‘Chath’ or ‘Chat’) as it is commonly known is one of the…

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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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Attires

Angrakha

Angrakha is an ethnic top that has an asymmetric opening, knotted or secured by either thread ties or loops. Usually,…

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Half Saree

This outfit has three main components that include the skirt, called the Langa, which is tied around the waist with…

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Bollywood & Beyond

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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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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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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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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