A dupatta is a long scarf that is essential to many Indian and Pakistani
women's suits. Some "dupatta suits" include the salwar kameez, the
trouser suit, and the kurta. A salwar kameez is incomplete without a
dupatta. A dupatta generally completes the ensemble.
Some other names of dupatta
It is also known as odhini or chunni or churni.
Fabric in Dupatta
The Indian salwar dupattas are available in different ranges depending upon
the fabric used. The material for the dupatta varies according to the suit:
cotton, georgette, silk, chiffon, and more. Usage
Indian dupatta has a lot of significance. The use of the dupatta has
definitely undergone a metamorphosis over time. Women wear it over the head
as a mark of respect while going to worship and talking to the elders.
Today, this has became a part of fashion as well. Today, the dupatta is a
stylish accessory that can be worn over one shoulder or draped around the
chest and over both shoulders. As a fashion garment, Indian salwar dupatta
is an attractive accessory that looks graceful and breaks the monotony of
A plain silken or cotton salwar kameez set ensemble can look simple and
elegant when worn with a heavily embroidered or sequined Indian dupatta
decorated with a beautiful border. It is available in almost all the colors
and in different patterns like embroidered, plain, zardosi work, printed and
many other forms. Another recent trend is the short dupatta often seen with
kurtas and Indo-Western clothing. Essentially, the dupatta is often treated
as an accessory in current urban fashion. Nevertheless, the dupatta remains
an integral part of Indian clothing and Pakistani clothing.