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Inexpensive (ready-made / off the rack) cotton kurti from Mumbai - embroidery with tiny mirrors - slightly above knee length - worn over leggings or churidar. Looks good on all body shapes especially those of us blessed with more curves. Although tailored clothing is the preferred choice in India, there are plenty of ready-made options available. Tailored clothing is cheaper in India than many other countries - benefits are a better fit, custom designs/styles, and your fabric choice.

a long kurta with indigo mustard print with mangalgiri in side kalis, makes it a perfect work wear! this kurta has traditional hand embroidery & mirror wo

Indian Jewelry ---- The white bangle is a gold design on acrylic; an affordable style. The traditional design is just a simple white conch shell bangle. Recently, jewelers have started adding gold designs on the conch shell. The bangle is from Bengal (India) - usually part of a wedding trousseau collection. Skirt fabric is mirror work embroidery on net material.

Ajrakh silk saree (by Tanishq) from Gujarat (India) with a stone embroidery contrast color blouse. This is block print on textile. The colors of the saree are made from natural dyes. According to legends, the descendants of Lava and Kusha ( sons of Lord Rama and his wife Seetha ) were the first Ajrakh printers. Titan (from Tata) has just launched a saree collection under the brand name Tanishq.

Indian Jewelry ---- Beautiful, chandelier, crescent shaped Mughal inspired earrings with uncut stones from Amrapali (Jaipur, India).

Indian Jewelry - delicate coral gold jhumki (bell shaped) earring - (makes an affordable and pretty gift for a young girl) - from Abaran, Bangalore (India). This style of earrings has its origin in Southern India; Bharatanatyam dancers wear them as part of their dance costume.

Exquisite custom hand-made embroidery on the blouse - tailor & embroidery - Orange Boutique in Malleswaram (Bangalore, India)