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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.

Ethnic Innovations

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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Lehenga Style Saree

The lehenga style saree or the lehenga saree is a fusion of two ethnic Indian outfits merged into one beautiful,…

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Saree Gowns

Saree gown is a fusion of the Indian Saree and the western gown. It is a gorgeous silhouette for women…

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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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Terracotta Jewelry


Terracotta literally means ‘baked earth’ and is made from natural clay, giving it a reddish brown color. It may be…

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Karnataka Panche


‘Panche’, another name for Dhoti, is a rectangular piece of cloth of 4.5m metres long. This non-stitched cloth is…

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Fashion Cults

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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Raghunath Singhji

Maharawat of Partabgarh

Partabgarh or Pratapgarh , one of the tribal regions of Rajasthan has an abundance of history that showcases Indian royals…

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Weddings & Festivals

Karva Chauth

A day that Indian married women dedicate to fast for the longevity, well-being and prosperity of their husbands is called…

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Vidai or Doli

With elaborate wedding rituals, Vidai (also known as Bidai or Bidaai) is a ritual of bride bidding farewell to…

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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…

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Pashmina Shawls


Pashmina (also known as Pashm) is a fine cashmere wool, coming from Kashmir in India and some parts of…

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Jacquard Silk Saree


Jacquard is a type of fabric with an intricately woven pattern. The pattern is not embroidered but woven directly…

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Bollywood & Beyond

Motifs & Embroideries

Embroidered Fabric (Image Courtesy: vacationstoindia.com)


Embroidery is the craft of decorating fabric with patterns, motifs or abstract designs, stitched in strands of yarn or…

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Sujani Embroidery

Sujani Embroidery

Sujani (also known as Sujini) is a form of embroidery originating from the Bhusura village of Bihar in India.…

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Cultural Connections


Alta is a bright red dye or liquid color used to adorn palms and feet in simple patterns. Painting…

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Kathak Dancer


Kathak is one the eight classical dance forms in India. The name itself is derived from the Sanskrit word…

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Bindi Art

Bridal Bindi

  Indian bridal make-up is incomplete without the characteristic brow bindis which are red and white in color. These eyebrow…

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