Indian Culture teaches many lessons about how to lead a life. In Indian Culture, the costumes are beautiful compared with other countries’ traditional dresses. Indians wear their daily life mainly they use peculiar colourful dresses on the occasions like festivals, rituals and auspicious days by following Indian customs. Traditional clothing in India varies with religion, community and region. In India, every state has its style of formal dress code. Indians have given a lot of importance to dress materials since the Indus valley civilization.
Indian Culture and Its History:
Historically in India, the costume cloth was woven and dyed in Indus Valley Civilization. Our forefathers had known about incorporating cotton costumes. The fabric seems comfortable to wear during the hot summer season. The cotton industry was well-developed in ancient India and exported to western countries. Some of the rock sculptures and Ajanta and Ellora paintings show us the beautiful wearing style of dhotis by dancers and goddesses. The images indicate to modern people the richness of Indian custom dress colours and designs. The recent ecological surveys published that the Indus Valley Civilization also knew the process of Silk cloth preparation.
In Buddhist Culture, we can see the cloth-wearing style, which resembles the Greek people. The new trades with the Romans and Greek was the cause of the cultural exchanges between the Indians and foreigners.
Indian Culture Weaving cloth in Ancient times:
India started to trade with China for Silk Cloth. Chinese have maintained the preparation and process of Silk cloth and costumes under secret circumstances. But the process spread all over Asia in 140 A.D. After that, India also started the production of Silk Cloth. The Ancient Indians practised many cloth weaving techniques. Still, some methods are in surviving widely. Some of the Persian designs influenced the ancient weavers, caused to bring a variety of several formats. In the process of creating the new plans, Indians invented new techniques. Among them, the dying method was one. The ancient Indians had a very brilliant talent for dying on clothes.
Female costumes in Indian Culture:
Women wear clothes closely associated with the local Culture, religion and climate. Saris, Ghagra choli, Salwar kameez, Pattu Langa, Pavada, Bindi, Churidar, Gamucha, Kurti and Kurta, these dresses have been worn according to their tradition.
Men wear dhoti, white Sarong, Pancha, Lungi Sherwani, Jama, Head Gear, Dasten, and Gandhi cap.
Costumes Styles in Indian Culture:
Last 30 years there have been a lot of changes have occurred in the lifestyle of wearing dresses. Modern thoughts also suppress Indian customs. Mainly Urban people adopt the styles of wearing dresses from western countries. However, the designers also started applying western techniques to bring a new variety of dress designs. Women began wearing comfortable dresses, which made them do easily in work. The 21st century brought a lot of change in women’s dresses; now, they are wearing the western style of dresses like Gowns, Pants, Tops, Middies and Shorts.
Cultural exchange is typical in societies, but exposing dress styles may bring many problems.