Khada Dupatta
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  • October13th

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  • December5th

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    Indian politician Shashi Tharoor’s wife Sunanda Pushkar was seen in a Aada Dupatta at a recent do.

    Pushkar who hails from Kashmir wore a Aada dupatta, on a white net with a cutwork border in while and gold.

    . Aada Dupatta is draped like a saree on a pyjama and kurtani with the pallu almost like that of a saree.

    The cutwork border is an interesting piece although. It has light gold/whitish masnad ka kaam combined with cutwork and the corners are decorated with a fine gota patthi border on either side. Surely seems like an heirloom piece.

    Something like this done on a darker color combined with our traditional Hyderabadi border elements like Almas would look nice an elegant.

    The popularity of the outfit is stretching far and wide beyond the circle of Hyderabadi muslim families. Which is great!!!

  • July11th

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    We thank our clientele for making us a success. Our work is getting recognized by people in Hyderabad and here’s what Times of India wrote about us.

  • April23rd


    The elegant outfit of Khada Dupatta may look very complicated to drape and people may wonder – ‘How to wear a khada dupatta’. But its absolutely simple if you follow these simple step by step guidelines to wear a khada dupatta.

    Step One

    All khada dupattas have the center part, almost about a foot long where the border is not attached. Once you put on the kurta and pyjama. Neatly tuck the dupatta from the exact center (where there is no border/masala stitched) into your pyjama from behind over your butt.

    Step Two

    Once you tuck the center part of the dupatta in your pyjama. You will see both the ends of the khada dupatta on each side of you. Pick up the end from the left side and arrange it neatly in pleats (like how you pleat the saree). After you pleat the end, place it neatly over your left shoulder. Makes sure both the sides of the masala/border are clearly placed on your shoulder. Check if the dupatta is falling neatly from over the side in a nice curve and doesn’t fall in your feet while walking. Once the dupatta is set right, pin it firmly on to the kurta so that the dupatta doesn’t slip down.

    Step Three

    Take the right side, the remaining side of the border and pleat it the same way to place it on your left shoulder again. Check again if the dupatta is falling neatly from over the side in a nice curve and doesn’t fall in your feet while walking. Once the dupatta is set right, slightly pull the right side of the border across your chest to cover it and pin it near the waist so that the chest remains covered. Check if the remaining three sides of the masala are falling neatly on your left shoulder in a row.

    The Khada dupatta is also worn by putting the dupatta ends at both the shoulders, although that’s not a traditional style but it is said to be easier to carry with the load of the heavy borders divided on both the shoulders. I wont recommend it but you can try that too.

  • April22nd


    A picture of manequins dressed in pure gold and silver studded Khada Dupattas in the Chowmohalla Palace

    The khada dupatta is an upright stole or a standing veil where a 6 yard long dupatta is draped over a churidar and kurta.

    The Hyderabadi Khada Dupatta is just another variation among the different styles of draping the saree. The Maharashtrians’ Kashta drape, the Oriyans and Bengali drape, the Madisaara style, Kodagu style or the Nivi style.

    A manequin dressed in Khada Dupatta at the Chowmohallah Palace

    Khada dupatta is worn by Muslim women of the Deccan plateau and so the influence can be seen with the addition of a long kurta and a pyjama ensuring maximum coverage unlike in the other forms of saree draping that involve a small choli or a blouse exposing the midriff.

    The Khada Dupatta was not only worn by the royalty during the Qutub Shahi era, the Asaf Jahis and the Nizams, but commoners also wore this outfit. There dresses though would be simple mul cotton khada dupattas with a choli kurti and cotton pyjamas for daily wear.

    For special occasions, the khada dupattas would be woven in silk with pure gold and silver threads. It was common for people to own sanchi(woven in gold or silver) sarees and khada dupattas back in time.

    Khada Dupatta worn by commoners

    The legacy of the Hyderabadi Khada Dupatta is still kept alive by Hyderabadis as it remains the official traditional bridal dress for Hyderabadi brides and bridesmaids.

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