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What is "Dhoti" - Definition & Explanation

The Traditional Indian Dress For The Lower Part Of The Body, Consisting Of A Piece Of Unstitched Cloth Draped Over The Hips And Legs. Worn In Various Ways In Different Parts Of The Country, Alike By Men And Women.
A sarong made of white (usually cotton) material. It is traditionally worn wound round the legs by Indian men.
A 4 to 5 meter lenghth of cloth, usually white or cream with a narrow border. The dhoti is worn by men all over India in several draping styles. The North Indian dhoti is longer and is worn in the kaccha style, the south Indian dhoti is 4 meters and is worn folded in half and then wrapped kind of like a bathtowel around the waist.

Some other terms

Some more terms:

A typical uncut pile weave fabric. This fabric is formed by using two sets of warp yarns. One set of warp is under very little tension; when the filling yarns are packed into place, these loose yarns...
A fine, closely woven, lustrous cotton or cotton/poly blend made in plain weave with a fine rib in the direction of the filling (across). The filling yarn is heavier and has less twist than the warp...
Shaded or directional design that requires all parts of the garment to be cut in the same direction. May result from the print or weave of the fabric or the way the fabric is made. Velvet,...
Usually caused by finishing. Woven filling yarns lien in an arc across fabric width: in knits the course lines lie in an arc across width of goods. Critical on stripes or patterns and not as...
Rough woollen fabric made in the uplands of Mid-Wales from the local hardy sheep. Plain weave, hopsack, or herringbone weaves are the most usual and the yarns are either dyed with synthetic dyes for...

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