Genesis of Indian Sari Blouse

The blouse worn with a sari in modern India has apparently had its origins in the traditional choli, evolving with Mughal and Western influence. British modesty regulations during the colonial era, the Christian missionaries, social reformers and the freedom movement also left their impact on the sari blouse’s progress and popularity.

India is home to a diverse variety of stitched and unstitchedapparel due to its ethnic and regional variations. Sari, an unstitched draped garment, is a distinct attire of women in the Indian sub-continent. The sari is worn with an underskirt, called the petticoat, and a short fitted blouse known

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