A shawls or a dupatta is simple clothing item which is loosely worn on one side of the shoulder, upper body and arms, and also sometimes over the head.
In Indian tradition dupatta is taken over the head as a sign of respect when one meets an elderly person or at the temples. It is customarily a rectangular or square piece of cloth, which is often folded neatly to carry it on the shoulders. Basically shawl and dupatta are two different types of clothing, but if used in useful way both can be carried elegantly. Shawl or Pashmina name comes from Kashmir but originates from Hamedan Persia. Shawls are used in order to keep your body warm during winters, to compliment a costume and for representative reasons. Nowadays, shawls are worn for added warmth and fashion at outdoor or indoor evening affairs, where the temperature is warm enough for men in suit but not for women in dresses and wearing a jacket would ruin the attire. Triangular knit lace shawls are usually woven from the neck down, and may or may not be shaped.
Dupatta can also be called as chunni in Hindi. It is a long multi-purpose scarf that is essential to many South Asia’s women suits and matches the women’s garment. Dupatta is carried along with traditional clothing like Salwaar Kameez, Anarkali dresses. It can also be worn over Choli or Ghaghra. Dupatta from long centuries has been a symbol of modesty in South Asian dresses. Dupatta is worn in many regional styles across South Asia. Initially it was worn as a symbol of modesty. While that allegory still lingers, many nowadays wear it as just an enhancing accessory. There is no single way of wearing the dupatta, and as time changes and fashion modernizes, the panache of the dupatta has also changed. A dupatta is traditionally worn across both shoulders and around neck. Nevertheless, the dupatta can be worn like a cape around the entire torso. The material for the dupatta differs according to the suit. Buy these amazing range of shawls and dupatta only from Pothys online store.