We are a South Asian Boutique based in Toronto, Ontario. We offer you the latest from Pakistan in bridal, evening, party & casual wear. With over 20 years of experience, we continue to give the best to our ever growing Oriental Costumes community.
We further carry: Costume Jewellery, Shoes, Childrens wear, Menswear, Bangles
and so much more.
On this blog we would tell about the latest fashion and tips.
Hyderabad is one of India’s many cities
that are rich in the history of politics, architecture, art, music, literature,
cuisine, fashion, and jewellery. Due to influences of many cultures, empires,
and kings this city offers you a taste of all its history. But mostly the city
gives you the flavour of Mughal era, which highly influenced the city.
Hyderabad’s Khada Dupatta is one of the
most popular outfits in South Asia. The Mughal Queen, Noor Jahan – wife of King
Shah Jahan, originally designed the outfit. Brides of Hyderabad mostly wear
Khada Dupatta to their weddings. It’s a six-yard long veil that is worn over a
chori daar and a kameez.
Along with the dupatta the bride or anyone
else wearing the outfit, they wear a Jadavi Lacha. It is a piece of jewellery,
also designed by Noor Jahan to wear with Khada Dupatta. The neckpiece is called
Jadavi Lacha and is paired with gorgeous earrings, tikka, and a jhoomar. At the
time of Mughal rule, the piece was made of pure gold with real stones inserted.
The name of the jewellery comes from the stones being embedded in the gold. The
word Jaravi come from “Jaraw” meaning stones embedded into something, and Lacha
just means choker.
In today’s world this Mughal jewellery can
be found and made in many place in South Asia; however, if you’re looking for
an authentic one, then you will have to visit Hyderabad in India.
At Oriental Costumes, we make this piece
along with the earrings, tikka, and jhoomar, on special order. We get our sets
made in Hyderabad in India. If you want to outshine everyone to some special
event or wants to be a bride with a hint of tradition and history then order
this set at Oriental Costumes. We make sure that your get the authentic make of
For more information call us at
905-569-1515 or visit us at 3180 Ridgeway Drive, Mississauga.
Satin weave has been used since ancient times. It
was invented in China more than two thousand years ago. The fabric is often
associated with luxury, romance, rich, and sensuousness. Satin fabric is made
of fine silk with cotton yarns or rayon or acetate or polyester. The fabric has
a smooth, lustrous surface, and possesses the best draping qualities out of all
the other fabrics.
Satin must be woven on a loom with at least six
(or more) harnesses. The floats are usually staggered to make the surface look
as smooth and seamless as possible. Packing the floats very close together
further enhances this property of the fabric. The floats are packed with such
closeness that even under magnification it can be difficult to see the
structure of the satin weave.
Satin fabric is popular in the making of many
things. It is used to make ballet slippers to evening dress to lingerie to
wedding dress. In South Asia, Satin fabric is used for lining under heavy work,
for saree blouses, for lehnga tops, and much more. The fabric is best for
ghararas. At Oriental Costumes we carry all colours of Satin Fabric. They are
perfect for any of the above articles in an outfit but also perfect for any of
your DIY projects.
To see these beautiful pieces visit us at 3180 Ridgeway Drive, Units 39 & 40, Mississauga, ON or visit our website: www.oriental-costumes.com
Also, check us out on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram; and hashtag us using #orientalcostumes to share your creations – be it clothes or home décor.