There was a time when dupattas were merely an accessory, as the focus used to be on the remaining part of the dress. Today, we have ever-changing dupatta designs in all kinds of fabrics. With practically endless choices, now it’s the ‘dupatta’ that’s in focus!
Here are three of the most intriguing dupattas you’ll love to have in your wardrobe!
Bandhani goes way back in time; they say, this technique was first used by Harappan people. They were the innovators who came up with knotting and dying dupattas, no matter what fabric. Even though this art is as long as one of the earliest known civilizations, it never goes out of style. A white kurta with a bandhani dupatta and some tribal jewellery to accessorize it, never fails to look effortlessly beautiful.
Kalamkari design is a testament to our rich history and culture; even though the technique itself was adapted from the Persian culture, this design has been integral to our heritage for the longest time. It’s a hand-painted technique which demands the highest amount of skill, a lot of time, flawless precision, and of course, patience. Kalamkari dupattas can be worn with simple everyday kurtas on one hand, and to parties on the other! Wherever or however you wear it, it will always make you stand out in the crowd!
Chanderi dupattas can make any outfit look amazing and luxurious. Known for their elegance and simplicity, these dupattas come in a lot of fabrics. The golden zari work makes deceptively lightweight Chanderi dupattas a great choice for any celebratory mood, especially with dresses made from linen, cotton, tussar silk, etc.
Your ethnic wardrobe is incomplete without dupattas; and it surely won’t hurt to have more than one kind – you never know when you’ll feel like wearing one!