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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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Bandhej or Bandhani...

Bandhej is also known as Bandhani which is a practice of tie dye prevalent in Gujarat, Rajasthan and parts of Uttar Pradesh. The word Bandhani is a derivation from the Sanskrit word Banda which means “to tie”. The technique of Bandhej or Bandhani is a high skilled one which uses a fabric tied tightly at different points with a thread, and then dyed. This produces ... more

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Rani Laxmi Bai: Clothing of...

Rani Laxmi Bai When we look back at Indian history and think of the many queens, begums, and women who had a powerful impact, Rani Laxmi Bai stood apart. She redefined feminism, was far ahead of her times, and beared a stark contrast to most queens during that era. ... more