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September 20, 2012

Ganesh Chaturthi: Colors Of Kashti

Today, across the island, the Marathi community fervently Ganesh Chaturthi. Besides singing, music and traditional cakes piety, importance is also given to traditional clothing like the 'Kashti'.

Brightly colored with a sequence of patterns on the edges, the 'Kashti is the traditional garment worn by the fairer sex Marathi community.

"In cotton, Kashti is a type of sari originated in Maharastra, India, measuring approximately 8M10. It was worn by the queen of the princely state Jhansi - Jhansi ki Rani, who was a symbol of resistance to British rule. Adopted by women, Kashti became the traditional dress of the Marathi community, "says Ramila Babajee, teacher of Marathi.

The door is Kashti two ways. "Depending on the size of the person, Kashti can be worn with or without pleats. The fairer sex also carries a white pearl necklace. Since there is a large fishing community in Maharastra, according to legend, they harvested the pearls found inside shells and strung into a necklace they wore then, "says the teacher.

For a month now, the customers are going back and forth to the store to Tulsidas Ram Quatre-Bornes. "The model Kashti remains the same. By cons, during the last decade, there has been a change in the number of colors and various patterns found on the edges of Kashti, "says Y. Tulsidas, Ram Tulsidas manager.

Several versions

Between Rs 500 and Rs 1400, the fifteen Kashti comes in colors including turquoise, blue, green, fuchsia, yellow, pink, orange, green and beige. "This year, it is Kashti red and turquoise are the most popular," he says. The price, he said, is in relation to the complexity of the patterns on Kashti and grade of cotton used to make the traditional clothing. "Many often confuse new 'yards' (nauwari) with 9 meters, or the measure 8m15 Kashti," it is unclear.

"Young people in every 15 to 22 years, opting for the reasons Kashti intriguing and complicated colorful. New married them, choose the 'lehnga'. Of Kashtis with embroidered motifs are also very popular, "says Rajesh Gopee, Gopee Store manager at Rose-Belle. He argues that the jewels are chosen in relation to the color and patterns of Kashti.

Madhvi Mahadoo, 22 years, is Kashti since the age of eight years: "As I am thin, I avoid wearing Kashti which is 9 meters by cons I wear cotton sari but I always attaches so it looks like dhoti ". Its Kashti it will also white pearl necklace, a chain around his waist, bracelets match the color of a jewel Kashti and nose with a 'tika' garnet.

 

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