A Short, Bodice-like Breast Garment Of Wide Popularity Among Women In India, From Early Times. Related To The Classic Cholaka Mentioned In Sanskrit Literature. The Garment Is Worn In Many Styles; Thus, With Back Covering Or Without, Fastened With Strings Or Extended Cloth-pieces, With Shaped Breast-pieces Or Flat, Etc.
Traditional Indian blouse, worn with saree or ghagara. Very short and closely fitted, it usually ties at the back with single ties or a criss-cross shoe-lace style drawstring, or it ties into a knot at the front in the middle of the chest.