Fall is here. And so is the Indian festive season.
Now that the festivities are upon us, I’m starting a new series “Ethnic Mama”, from today.
It is my humble attempt to share our Indian culture through this series on my blog. And I couldn’t find a better time for this.
Being a home to several ethnic groups, tribes and religions, India gets to celebrate many festivals around this time of year. Eid, Navratri, Dussehra, Diwali, Gurupurab, Karwachauth are some of the popular festivals celebrated with great fervor across the country. And if you think this is not enough, Indian wedding season overlaps with all the religious festivities.
For NRI’s like us, one of the easier ways to get the feel of all the festivities is by adorning Indian ethnic wear. Ethnic clothing takes us close to our Indian roots and reminds us of our rich cultural heritage. Since we don’t get to wear ethnic clothes on a daily basis ( though nobody stops us from doing that ) , they are essentially reserved for special occasions – festivals, performing specific rituals, ceremonies, weddings and the likes. Whatever the reason is, our ethnic attires are a source of pride and helps us to display our ethnic identity. And by doing so we are trying to bring our kids a step close to our cultural heritage.
India is a nation of diversity and each ethnic group has has highly ritualized styles of dressing up.Not only you will find several regional variations which are quite interesting but also a plethora of weaves, embroideries, textures, colors and patterns.
Indian ethnic dresses can be entirely handmade or machine made. Either way the product is just magnificient. You will want to wear it right away.
The new series will be all about Indian culture, clothing and festivities which are around the corner. I have lots of interesting articles planned for this series. And do let me know your thoughts on this.
I’m so excited to be doing this series.
Stay tuned !!