Punjabi Clothing Online
In this Zoom presentation by Jasmine Mathoan, learn about the history of clothing from Punjab, India, and its significance as an expression of the culture’s proud heritage and joyful countenance.
Punjabi clothing is a cascade of color and light with stunning designs intricately embroidered on shimmering fabrics. The traditional outfit for women is a knee-length tunic (kameez) over loose trouser-like pants (salwar) and draped with a long, flowing scarf (dupatta). Accessories include stacks of multi-colored bangles, delicate necklaces, and embroidered shoes (jutti). Weddings are elegant affairs, with women often choosing a spectacularly decorated, full-length, flowing dress (lehenga). The traditional outfit for men is a knee-length tunic (kurta) worn over loose trousers. Some men choose to wear a turban (dastaar) as a visible article of the Sikh faith.
The phulkari, a large cloth embroidered with floral, geometric, and other designs, is an exquisite example of Punjabi handiwork. It can be worn as a shawl or used to decorate a home.
This program is for adults and teens and will be through Zoom.
Register here: https://calendar.libraryweb.org/event/8675710
Once you register you will receive the Zoom link.
Come experience India and journey through the exhibit, Punjab: Land of Five Rivers at the Central library,115 South Avenue, Rochester, NY.
Exhibit on view until March 5, 2022
- Wednesday, January 26, 2022
- 6:00pm - 7:00pm
- Time Zone:
- Eastern Time - US & Canada (change)
- Central Library
- This is an online event. Event URL will be sent via registration email.
- Department - Arts & Literature