Monday, January 10, 2011

Salwar Kameez - The Decades-Old Indian Attire

Salwar kameez has been a part of the Indian attire for decades. Even in the 40's Salwar was visible on the Indian horizon. Though women were more prone to be seen in the 'wrapparel' other modes of dresses were also part of the Indian Fashion culture.
Salwar Kameez - The Decades-Old Indian Attire

The reason for the popularity of the saree was and is mainly the fact that the country is economically not very sound. The prominent income has been one of the lowest in the world. The saree was an apparel which could be wrapped around by any female member of the household. Sisters, mothers and daughters could drape the some saree on different occasions. Thus one garment could be used by several members of a family. This was one of the main reasons for the popularity of the saree.
Salwar Kutra

Shalwar Kameez

The basic saree comprised of six meters of cloth of different makes. Designs and borders were added to this wrap apparel to enhance its appeal. In the north the Chunari Saree, featured repeatedly in the ancient paintings, made their appearance. Though saree was the main apparel for women, other modes of attire were also taking shape. The salwar kameez was also apparent on the Indian scene.But the salwar was confined to only certain locales, loke the chunari choli which was retricted to Rajasthan and Kutch, the salwar stayed within the confines and boundaries of Punjab.

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