Chanii Choli - Look Old Is New Again

The contemporary fashion scene seems to look backward for inspiration. The Chanii-Choli, an old favorite is popular even promote research on the street fashion of Europe. Designers today, by juxtaposing old and new have succeeded in creating a more flexible dress code for the nineties.
In ethnic wear a garment that gives tough competition to salwarkameez tables of fashion in the 90s is not sari, but Chanii-choli. The Chanii ghagra or as it is often called has very strong traditions that date back to around 1500 BC With the arrival of the Aryans in India. Vedas (from the root of the joke as a means knowledge) have given indications in classics like Ramayana and Mahabharata Chanii-choli that was the outfile favorite for women of that era. In an episode from the Mahabharata popular, mischievous Krishna known for his trouble as a child is suspected of having hidden the Chanii-cholis Radha, his friend and gopis (young women), while taking a bath in the creek. The garba or dandiya popular dance of Gujarat, carried out with sticks in the nine nights before Dusshera Navratri festival, it is necessary for men to wear Chanii-choli.

In modern times, was the screening of popular TV shows such as Ramayana and the Mahabharata, which gave a tremendous boost to Chanii-Chol as a fashionable garment. No longer limited to clothing that the nine nights before Dusshera, it is now carried by a female co-ordinated throughout the year. As he held a universal appeal since anyone from the age of 60-60 years may wear it.
House chaniya-choli is no doubt Kutch, Gujarat and Rajasthan. Costume is very popular in the west and north India. In the south, more streamlined version of the second is known as a popular pavade. Fabrics used chaniya-cholis normally range from cotton, silk, khadi and at times chiffon, organza, satin cotton, raw silk and brocade. But the last variety is only for weddings and formal occasions.

"And 'embroidery and shape, which makes a difference in chaniya-choli and able to identify when it is intended," says the designer, who creates ethnic Bela Parekh chaniya-cholis.

"For Navratri, the ethnic embroidery work Mirror is popular for a little patchwork. Chaniya exacerbation is approximately nine feet wide. Although formal dress and the embroidery is heavier wedding pearls, silk, sequins, and Zarin. Chaniya Here is an umbrella-shaped, "he adds.
Accompanying choli comes in various lengths and shapes. It may be short and to install the choli, or long, reaching below the waist is a loose blouse, fashion, or it could be a work or style Kurti kanjri mirror and backless tie-up display. And 'this kanjri element that is very popular and very feminine. Embroidery KUTCH mirror is a very particular region, and is a family tradition from generation to generation. The work is very colorful, with flashing mirrors tied with colored thread. Very often the blouse sports a row of tanks rattling as the user moves. Color of the base fabric is a very earthy tones of burgundy, black, blue, brown, beige. Some are chaniyas parade with hand printed and then decorated with a mirror or embroidered patches. Price chaniya-choli could well be as low as Rs. 100 / - to Rs. 10000 / - depending on the base material and decorations.                                     

Chanii-choli with a odhni is an integral part of the garment. It is printed, embroidered or simple and do not necessarily correspond with Chanii-choli. Some of the richly embroidered with odhnis mirrorwork could cost up to Rs 6,000 / -. In the past six years, Chanii-choli has not only become a national craze, but also crossed the seas and become a popular garment in the west and east. Countries like USA, UK, Mauritius, Canada, Fiji, Dubai, South Africa. Nairobal Singapore and Japan among the countries where Chanii-cholis have a market.

It is shaking the dance steps that require more flared dresses. Sari is not appropriate restrictive enough.

Today, nearly 60 percent of exported Chanii-cholis. "Manufacturers create 2-3 designs per week, and at one point nearly 500 drawings are ready. The UK is one of the largest importers of Chanii-cholis from India, "said Bela.

Chaniya-cholis are sold all over the country and has about 2,000 stores and the retail trade in them. "The set includes a chaniya-choli and odhni could be alone, or can be run in 300 tracks for the style. Several manufacturers will have a great ability to run at 200 pieces per day," said Bela, however, that it is specializes exclusively in one-of-a-kind pieces. Create chaniya-choli take a couple of weeks a way to create embroideries are KUTCH Gujarat and Rajasthan and sent to various artisans and sewn clothing. The tradition of embroidery in India dates back to the distant past. But there are some references to the 13 th century, explorers like Marco. Polo, when he traveled to India.
Form of embroidery done KUTCH starting material is a project without style. Although there is some uniformity in the geometry and patterns, can vary in size and shape. Not a lot of artisans, however, to draw. Some even use the layout of the grid or block print designs. However, artists have the complete opening of their imagination as they fill with colored threads and mirror models work very uniform look very detailed and skillfully implemented.

At one point more than 500 workers in Gujarat. Kutch and Saurashtra are dedicated to producing Chanii-cholis. Nearly 70 percent of the work is in hand in a complex embroidery and embellishments. Each craftsman is making great efforts to perfect his design and create a nice element "Unlike a salwar kameez, where there are only 2 or 3 parts of the raw material used to create a garment in the case of a near-Chanii chol 25 different types of materials used to make a whirl-choli Chanii about 25 different types of materials used to make a whirlpool Chanii-choli and therefore can only produce about three sets a week, while in the case of a salwar kameez-production would rise about 50 pieces a week, "reveals Bela.

There are different tribes in Kutch, who specialize in certain types of embroidery. Rohan specializes in the work of the skirt and they are working on a brown fabric yarn in shades of deep saffron, bright yellow, rust and navy blue.

The Sodhi use a geometric style of the embroidery and are famous for their scarves and turbans. Garaci Jats are experts in small embroidery on the yoke that among mixed with red, the son of orange, blue and green. While Jats Dhanetah large mirrors embroidered love pear shaped with orange, black, yellow and red chain.

The beauty of Chanii-choli is in two separate parts of the garment. While Chanii or skirt is flowing and flares around the wearer the choli or blouse is a garment equipped room accentuating the feminine silhouette. The odhni, the third part of the garment at all, it behaves like a scarf or covering the head and body and is a sign of modest shyness for the user.
Given the weather may slow the work of artisans causing several deadlines to be missed. Finely embroidered fabric could even take a full year. "Perhaps the Chanii-choli is the daily use of the population of several of Rajasthan, Gujarat and Kutch, but soon become everyday use for women in urban centers in India and in the west is readily acceptable to all. As in the western foothills and designs floral blouse choli Chanii will generate enthusiasm among the fashion conscious women, "predicts Bela.

Ancient History 20 chaniya choli century, has had a long journey, which is managed by the fashionable clothing of interest not only of Indian women, but women in Western countries as well.

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