Poshak

Poshak

Hi guys! I hope you are staying at home and keeping yourself and others safe. It is a crazy time and there is no right way to feel about this. But there is a right way to act. So let’s do our part.

During this time, I want to stay productive and keep writing, it is something that brings me joy and I can use some of it right now. So here I have some throwback photos from my trip to Jodhpur. Looking back now, I am glad I could travel to India at the right time and meet my family.

I have grown up loving and wearing poshaks. The literal translation for poshak is ‘dress’. Poshak is the traditional outfit of Rajput women in Rajasthan and it is worn on special occasions like weddings and festivals. A Poshak has four parts – Kanchali, Kurti, Ghagra and Odhana. I find poshaks very easy to wear as the odhana is very easy to drape.

Here I am wearing a grey-blue colored poshak with light floral embroidery work in contrasting pink. There are different types of embroidery that can be done on a poshak with designs ranging from minimalistic to elaborate ones. The two popular kinds of embroidery are – zardosi which involves using silver and gold threads to make elaborate designs and gotta-patti which finds its origin in Rajasthan, it uses small pieces of gotta mostly in gold, silver, or copper sewed on the fabric to get intricate designs.

Want to see more traditional Indian outfits, then check out this post Diwali Grandeur .

 

 

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