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What is "Dupatta" - Definition & Explanation

Veil-cloth worn by women, draped loosely around the upper part of the body.
Long rectangular scarf that is often part of shalwar kameez outfits. Can be wrapped like a shayla.

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Jute is a long, soft, shiny plant fibre that can be spun into coarse, strong threads. Jute is one of the cheapest natural fibres, and is second only to cotton in amount produced and variety of uses....
Denotes the spacing of ends or picks, or both, and is expressed as the number of threads per centimetre. NOTE: The state of the fabric at the time should be described, e.g. loom, grey,...
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A girdle or kamarband, worn usually over payjama (q.v.), and often very sumptuous and decorative. PESHWAZ Long gown-like dress, consisting essentially of a choli (q.v.) worn rather high to which a...
Two different items of traditional Islamic women's clothing are known as a burka, burqa or burqua. One is a kind of veil which is tied on the head, over a headscarf, and covers the face except for a...

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