Khada Dupatta
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  • March16th

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    The exciting sale at KHADADUPATTA.COM is back

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  • May16th

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    I hold in high esteem the outfit of khada dupatta, not just as the ideal bridal dress of Hyderabadi folk but also a memory of the legacy, history and heritage of our city. Like many things, the outfit also became a fashion victim.

    Here’s my take on what could go wrong with this beautiful outfit –

    Its a trend at Lad Bazar and Patthergatti to sell khada dupattas with heavy embroidery, perhaps because it looks grand or maybe because some people have a taste for it. These outfits are priced at less than Rs.15,000 and usually available readily at shops.

    No offence to people who like such outfits, but the beauty of the outfit gets completely dissolved in the heavy and loud embroidery on them. Making them loud and distasteful eventually washing out the bride completely on the day she dreams to look her best ever.

     

    I often wonder, if these outfits would ever be the torch bearers of the beauty of the legacy of the khada dupatta to the forthcoming generations. Something that they could proudly sport even after 20-25 years as vintage designs from their mother’s wardrobe.

    Another thing that could wrong with the khada dupatta is the drape. The beauty of the draping style lies in putting both the ends of the pallu put on the left shoulder and not one on each shoulder, even though it is easier to have it each on each shoulder, but it looks discerning!

    Some people try and experiment with the border, not often does it turn out to be beautiful, resulting in a colossal waste of money and effort. Pity the poor bride who has to wear it!

    I wish I could tell people that within a limited budget you can make a grand and lovely khada dupatta for your daughter-in-law  (because mostly moms in law choose outfits for the bride), within Rs.15,000. Something that she can cherish for a lifetime and pass it down to her next generation.

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  • May7th

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    Khada Dupatta has been the traditional bridal outfit for Hyderabadi brides for ages, and perfectly complimenting this grand outfit is the traditional Hyderabadi Jewellery.

    Here’s a look at some of the exclusive Hyderabadi Jewellery –

    CHINTAAK or JADA HUA LACHCHA

    The chintaak – commonly known as a choker, has been a part of Hyderabad’s legacy from time immemorial. It was named as chintaak in Farsi or Persian language and in Urdu it was referred to as Jada hua lachcha or a studded necklace. Studded with pure almas or uncut diamonds in 18 carat gold. And all dull green emerald drops or avezas hanging down to complete the look. The bridal look is supposed to be incomplete without the jada hua lachcha!

    MAANG TEEKA

    Maang Teeka usually compliments the jada hua laccha. The best traditional ones are studded with almas and have pearl drops hanging down. The teeka used to be the symbol of pride of the wives of nobles and kings. The round shape of the teeka is a symbol of the shield men carry at war and the two bead heads on the teeka symbolize the handles of the swords placed criss-crossed over the shield.

    KARAN PHOOL

    Karan Phool – the jhumkas are again a part of the set. A flower studded with almas or pukhraj with a studded jhumka hanging down. A very lovely piece of jewellery, and my personal favorite. Goes with just about every outfit. Gorgeous!

    SATLADA

    Seven strings of Hyderabadi pearls woven together adorned with avezas, uncut diamonds, and gold.

    JHOOMAR

    Jhoomar is another part of the Hyderabadi bridal jewellery. Studded with emeralds and almas in 18 carat gold woven with Hyderabadi pearl strings.

    NATH

    Symbol of the bride’s purity, honor and chastity. The Hyderabadi nath is a big gold ring with a big ruby bead amidst two pearl beads… to complete the bridal look.

    STUDDED BANGLE JODA

    Studded Hyderabadi bangles Joda – a Hyderabadi speciality. A set of 14 bangles with reflective crystals in various hues for the bride.

    Khada Dupatta could never be complete without the complete jewellery… Its beauty is enhanced best with the exquisite Hyderabadi Bridal Jewellery.

    Owning a piece of such jewellery is like owning a piece of art and a part of Hyderabadi heritage. If you wish to own one in semi precious stones and real Hyderabadi Jewellery. You can buy it from us –

    Visit: http://www.khadadupatta.com/ltd-portfolio/gallery-02/

  • May2nd

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    The royal ensemble of Khada Dupatta remains a part of the Hyderabadi culture in form of the traditional and bridal dress that brides and bridesmaids wear till date at weddings.

    Some brides wear a simple yellow khada dupatta for their manje or haldi ceremony, which is a closely guarded family affair with ladies of the family applying haldi to the bride and felicitating her with garlands.

    Some brides wear it at their sanchaq ki rasm, where the groom’s mother showers bridal finery on her along with blessings.
    This is the first time the groom’s family gets to see the bride before the wedding and she knows that she’s got to look her best. Shades of yellow and gold are the colors for the sanchaq ka khada dupatta with freshly applied and dried mehendi on her hands. All her bridesmaids – sisters and friends wearing their traditional khada dupattas gather to meet the groom for the Mehendi ki rasm.

    The bridal khada dupatta is ideally what the groom’s family would get for her along with complimenting jewellery. The shades of reds and pinks¬† blend in with gold and greens adding to the glowing bride’s beauty, who sits blushing on a heavily embroidered red velvet ‘masnad’.

    The Hyderabadi wedding festivities come to a halt with the valima. Where the bride choses to wear a lehenga or a gharara.
    You can choose your dream wedding dress here – http://www.khadadupatta.com/ltd-portfolio/gallery-03/

  • April15th

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    Newly wed bride Sania Mirza wore a beige and red Shantanu Nikhil Khada Dupatta for her wedding reception along with Hyderbadi jewellery.

    The golden khada dupatta made of beige net has a masala/border with intricate zardozi embroidery studded with swarovski crystals.

    The red ghoonghat again is made up of net with the same border on it. The Khada dupatta and Kalidaar kurtani goes with a fine red brocade churidaar.

    She has worn her mother’s vintage jadau jewellery – A chintak/lachcha made up of almas and basra pearls studded in 18 carat gold and a maang tika made up of the same.

    Without the swarovski crystals, a similiar kind of gold and red Khada Dupatta can be custom made as per your preference. In case you need one send as a enquiry.

    She looks gorgeous, doesn’t she?