Indian vanity.

Essay by Ltjgirl72Junior High, 8th gradeA+, December 2003

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Indian fashion varies from village to village, from one city to another. Indian fashion heritage is rich in tradition, vibrant in colors and truly beautiful. In the next couple of paragraphs, I ill talk about Ancient Indian clothing, fashion, jewelry, bindis and basically just things that make up Indian vanity.

Ancient Indian clothing usually didn't involve stitching even though they did know about sewing. The Indian sari remains the traditional clothing of Indian women. A sari can be worn many different ways. It is a long piece of flat cotton, silk or other fabric, woven in different textures with different patterns. A good thing about the sari is it isn't cut to fit one particular size. A sari can fit any size and cant keep in or out heat depending on how its worn. The designs on the fabric and the color or the sari can indicate the status, age, occupation, religion, and region of the women.

The tightly fitted, short blouse worn under a sari is called a choli. A choli covers the body under the sari. A mad would wear a simple thing called a Punjabi, which is a plain colored shirt and nee high pants.

Jewelry was also an important thing in Ancient India. A lot of jewelry was made of gold. Gold was popular because it was believed to have the power to purify anything it touched. A lot of the jewelry had designs and materiel depending upon ones caste, religion, culture and geography. The ornaments/jewlery were more popular to women then men. One popular thing Indian women wore were nose rings. The nose ring is a sign of purity and marriage though many Indian girls that have them are unmarried. Necklaces are also popular. They were made of a variety of materials, ranging...