As all knows that Maharashtra is the vast state in India. The state Maharashtra is colorful state with colorful people wears colorful costumes. According to different physical features in Maharashtra, Generally men wear dhoti and shirts with headdress known as 'pheta' in older days. Women of Maharashtra wear sari and blouse called as a 'choli'. Saris are of different sizes like 7 meter long and 9 meter long etc, Sari is tucked worn between the legs.
Men's costumes dhoti is a cotton cloth of about two to three meters long, with borders in it both sides. The headdress called pheta is folded cap of cotton, silk or woolen fabrics etc. some times jacket or waistcoat known as 'Bandi' is also worn over a shirt. The Maratha Brahmans are very particular about the securing of their dhoti, which always had to have five tucks, three into the waistband at the two sides and in front, while the loose end is tucked in front and behind. Nagpur hand-made dhotis were famous for their durability.
Maharashtrian women wear the Maratha types of sari which are different from other sari, women wears 9 meter long sari, and short sleeved blouse called choli which covers only half of the length of back. The elderly ladies of Maharashtra worn nine meter's sari known as 'Lugadi'. Generally it is said sadi in Marathi. The Lugadi approx of forty five inches in width and it has two lengthwise borders to it, which is called as 'kanth' and 'kinar', and also there are breadth wise borders to it called as 'padar' at the both side, which are most decorated than the others. The mode of wearing the Lugade by Maratha Brahmans and other classes is with the hind pleats tucked into the waist at the back-centre and the decorated end (padar) thrown over the left shoulder. Maratha ladies allow it to hang form the waist down straight and round like a skirt and draw its end, which covers the bosom and back over the head.
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