|The evolution of Bengali fashion||More Articles|
is an aspect of a culture, which keeps changing with the evolution of
tastes, ones needs, comfort as well as the influence of other cultures.
Fashion in Bengal too evolved in its own pace.
Behind the Puja
Durga Puja ccPreparations
Marriage of Devi Durga
The evolution of Bengali fashion
Metamorphosis of the Bengali ctaste
piece of cloth called “Uttorio”, while the women used a piece of
cloth called “Orna” for veiling their head. The “Dhoti” in those days
was much smaller in length and breath and it never reached below the knee
but the way of arranging it remains the same. The style of wearing the
saree was more or less the same as today. The infants in those days used
a very short “Dhoti” that could only reach the knee or otherwise wore
a tight thigh hugger.
called the “Anshuk Vastra” studded with jewels earned fame among the rich class. Not only did these fine textiles become popular in Bengal but they were also a piece of intriguing beauty in other states of India as well as abroad. The name of this fabric has also been mentioned in Kautilya’s “Artha Sashtra”, Peripras’s “Volumes of
|Greece” and Arab merchant Sulaiman’s prologue. These attractive textiles had their own aesthetic names such as “Megh Udumber”, “Ganga Sagar”, “Lakshmi Vilas”, “Dwarvashini”, “Silhati” and “Gangori”. The rich and the famous and also the female dancers known as “Nati” or “Nartaki” wore these clothes. The common people had to do with the coarser variety of the cloth.|
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