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A kurta (or sometimes kurti, for women) is a traditional piece of clothing worn in India, Pakistan, and Afghanistan. It is a loose shirt falling either just above or somewhere below the knees of the wearer, and is worn by both men and women. It can be worn with either a pajaamaa (men), salwar (women), or churidaar (a unisex tight-fitting trouser). They are typically worn in more formal occasions, especially in the case of men, who in South Asia have largely moved to Western clothes as everyday wear.

Kurtas are usually custom-made by South Asian tailors, who work with the fabric their customers bring them. South Asians overseas, and Westerners, can buy them at South Asian clothing stores or order them from eBay or web retailers.

In 2004 and 2005, a modified kurta has become fashionable and appeared in the collections of designers such as Versace, and has also graced the racks of stores like JCPenney and Wal-Mart. These kurtas are typically much shorter than the traditional garments, made with a lighter material more often resembling that of a kameez. They are often worn with jeans, both in India and Pakistan and throughout the rest of the fashion world.

See also Saree

See also Dhoti

See also Salwar Kameez


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The above article is licensed under the GNU Free Documentation License. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia ( http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dhoti  ).  1/2/06
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