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Indian Attire Through the Centuries

First Online: July 09, 2000
Last Updated: May 09, 2017

Indian Attire and Outfits

Kamat Saree Sapne
The Indian drapes and umpteen numbers of ways to wear them; includes its history and a buying guide.
Turbans and Topis
Variety of men's headgear from Indian subcontinent.
Wonder-bras of another era
Did ancient Indian women wear bras? Were they stitched? Were they padded?
The Kulavis
Pictures of a type head-gear popular in medieval India during the Vijayanagar period.
Indian Loin Cloth
Article on the loin cloth of Kaupina and its role in understanding Indian culture.
Handspun Cotton
The symbolism of wearing cloth made by human hands has historical and emotional connotations in India. A collection of pictures.
Cross Dressing in Indian Theater
Photographic exhibition of men dressed as women (and a few other way around)
Costumes of India

Pictures of Sarees, Turbans, Costumes, and Indian Outfits

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Indian Attire through the Ages

Pictures of Indian Headgear 
The Embroidered Woolen Cap of Ibrahim Adil Shah IIInexpensively Decorated HeadgearTypical Headgear worn by Sikhs and Muslims in IndiaThe Kavi (Indian Red) Turban of Swami VivekanandaThe Turayi Headgear of a Halakki Tribal
Tilaks Maharashtrian Turban Popular during 18th-19th centuriesThe Turban of Pandit Madan Mohan MalaviyaThe Elaborate Turban of a Nobleman, MysoreKulavi the stitched Head GearQuilted Hat of a Vijayanagar Nobleman
Rumal of a Farmer in KarnatakaThe worn out cap of a homeless manThe Man in PinkThe Colorful Turban of a Sufi MysticMarwadis Marvelous Turban
Sikh youngster with sporty Head GearMan in Yellow Turban (Peta)Festive Turban of a Sikh YoungsterHappy Villager from Rajasthan, IndiaMan in Red Turban
Man in Red Rumal

Pictures of Indian Drapes
Tribal Saree Styles -- Notice how short the saree isThe Saree as  CradleTribal Woman in a Old-fashioned Bordered SareeHow to Dance in a SareeA Saree Advertisement of 1950s from Phoenix Company
Woman in her Vanity Putting on a SareeSaree Style Popular in Malabar 1900 A.D.The Throw of a SareeGirl Gets Help Putting on a SareeYet Another Variety of Wearing the Saree
The Half-SareeEmbroidery on a Silk SareeHow Fight Battle in a SareeThe Sari is the Attire of the Poor as well as of the RichThe Sari is Not a Deterrent to this Ephemeral Artist
The Simple Cotton Saree of a Street VendorWomen in SareesTheres No Such Thing as a Maternity SareeA Fashionable Style of SareeA Style of the Saree Worn Below Navel

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