Sunday, 11 March 2012

Marking Modernity with Tradition

Salwar kameez is to an oriental woman, what a suit is to a western woman. Be it her place of work, worship or academic pursuit, a Designer Sarees, salwar kameez can be worn at almost any occasion and to fit any purpose. The asian salwar kameez has a wide variety and this diversity is a manifestation of the ethnic and regional socio-cultural diversity that we see across Asia, whether it is the form of the voluminous Patiala salwarkameez, the plain trousered salwar suits of the Muslim women of Malaysia, or the intricately adorned, kashmeeri salwar dupattas of the north .Salwarkameez fashions today, offer a tantalising variety; be it the old school anarkali suits, the designer short salwars, tunic salwars or halter neck salwars and are available in simple fabrics like cotton, silk and crepe to more extravagant fabrics like georgette, chiffon, muga, tussar, organza, etc.

Bandhanisarees in India, represent a long tradition of the weavers and artisans of Gujarat and Rajasthan, still kept alive today by the modern Indian woman, who wears the Designer Clothes, bandhani saree, now embellished with mirror work and zardozi, with unparalleled grace and elegance whether at work , ceremonies or parties. The tradition of tie and dye is kept alive in the bandhanisarees that she flaunts, with a sense of pride and deep concern for the vanishing Indian textile traditions, of which bandhani or bandhej, forms an integral part.

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