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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.

  • Gandhi Jayanti
  • Dusshera
  • Navratri Tag

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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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

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

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Ethnic Hubs

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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Chandani Chowk

Chandni Chowk, is one of the oldest and busiest markets located in central north Delhi. It is believed to be…

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Pushkar Mela

With around 50,000 camels being gathered in one place, this is the largest camel fair in the world. These animals…

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Weddings & Festivals

Navratri

Navratri, which translates to nine nights, is a festival celebrated in India during the beginning of spring and autumn. This…

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Dusshera

Celebrated on the victory of Rama on the ten-headed Ravana . Many consider this festival a true representative of the…

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Dhanteras

‘Dhanteras’ is a Hindu festival, which is celebrated two days before Diwali. The term ‘Dhan’ means ‘wealth’ in Hindi, while…

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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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Cultural Connections

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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Abaya

Abhaya or Abaya is a cloak or a robe that is part of the Muslim women’s culture and customs. Also…

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Garba

Garba is a dance form originated in Gujarat, performed during Navratri – a 9-day festival of Goddess Durga.

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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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Textiles

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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Pashmina Shawls

Pashmina

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

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Jacquard

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

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Bollywood & Beyond

Motifs & Embroideries

Embroidered Fabric (Image Courtesy: vacationstoindia.com)

Embroidery

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

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Indian Ethnic Fashion in Brocade

Brocade

Brocade is an ornate shuttle-woven fabric, often made with colorful threads silk, cotton, polyester, and sometimes with gold and silver…

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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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