Subscribe for Newsletters and Discounts
Be the first to receive our thoughtfully written
religious articles and product discounts.
By registering, you may receive account related information, our email newsletters and product updates, no more than twice a month. Please read our Privacy Policy for details.
.
Share
Share our website with your friends.
Email this page to a friend
By subscribing, you will receive our email newsletters and product updates, no more than twice a month. All emails will be sent by Exotic India using the email address info@exoticindia.com.

Please read our Privacy Policy for details.
|6
Your Cart (0)
Textiles > Salwar Kameez > Bridal Anarkali Georgette Suit with Heavy Beadwork
Displaying 1 of 294         Previous  |  NextSubscribe to our newsletter and discounts
Bridal Anarkali Georgette Suit with Heavy Beadwork

Bridal Anarkali Georgette Suit with Heavy Beadwork

Bridal Anarkali Georgette Suit with Heavy Beadwork

Availability:
Sold Out
Specifications:

Georgette

Size # M
Item Code:
AL11
Price:
$235.00
Discounted:
$188.00   Shipping Free - 4 to 6 days
You Save:
$47.00 (20%)
Notify me when this item is available
Notify me when this item is available
You will be notified when this item is available
Add to Wishlist
Send as e-card
Send as free online greeting card
Bridal Anarkali Georgette Suit with Heavy Beadwork

Verify the characters on the left

From:
Edit     
You will be informed as and when your card is viewed. Please note that your card will be active in the system for 30 days.

Viewed 16445 times since 19th Oct, 2012
Fabulous and rich in look, delicate in touch and feel, sophisticated and meticulously worked for revealing resplendence and gorgeousness, this suit with heavy beadwork crafted for a bride or one of a bride’s associates is reminiscent of Mughalia grandeur of Akbar’s court and is hence rightly named Anarkali suit after his court’s legendary dancer Anarkali, the love of his son prince Salim who succeeded him as Jahangir. In medieval history – much of it untold and sustaining only in popular minds away from the pages of history books, Anarkali is the timeless legend of great love, greater sacrifice and far greater beauty, both of the person and wear, and more than four hundred years after even today a mad love when seen resembling Anarkali’s love and sacrifice, or a costume when resembling the grandeur and style of her wear : a kurta consisting of a flared skirt and tight-fitted blouse, a leg-wear tight down the knees and conveniently loose on thighs, and a formal unstitched length subsequently called dupatta, find their ultimate.

What Anarkali individually wore might hardly be known; however, Akbar’s contemporary textual and visual records, especially his court historian Abu-Fazl’s Ain-n-Akbari and miniature paintings rendered at his court studio, present elaborate accounts of the styles of various wears, even measurements and sometimes prices of woven lengths used in crafting them. Some pictorial records show that the type of ensemble associated with Anarkali and promoted at Akbar’s court was a form of costume prevalent even earlier especially at Sultanate court at Mandu. When in 1562 Akbar conquered Mandu, the seat of Sultanate ruled by the legendary romantic couple Baj Bahadur and Roopmati, the theme of dozens of popular folk of Central India, along the war booty presented to Akbar there were a few dancing girls. In Akbar’s contemporary miniatures these girls are represented as wearing identical costumes. The love legend of prince Salim and Anarkali was filmed in one of the great Hindi movies Mughal-e-Azam that after great research crafted costume-styles of various characters, that of Anarkali being one of the most important ones. This suit takes its form from Anarkali’s wear in that classical movie. Thus, the ethnicity and courtly grandeur that this suit breathes truly has reflection of Anarkali, and hence, her name.

Crafted from fine georgette dyed in deep purple or bright reddish maroon, as usual this suit consists of three components – kurta, salwar and dupatta. Of the three kurta is obviously the main component, the other two subordinated to it conceived either for enhancing its beauty or accomplishing a minimum necessary role as a wear. Unlike the large size dupatta in a Punjabi style suit that laid over both shoulders and breasts conceals the kurta’s blouse-part, its most ornate and fascinating component, the dupatta in this suit is a length of cloth with narrower breadth, lesser length and minimum ornamentation. Designed to wear on one shoulder, usually right, it covers a little of the kurta’s ornate part. Adorned in minimum it does not drag eye away from the main component. Apart, to a horizontally thrusting blouse-part it adds vertical dimension and affords a ruler-like framing element. Alike, the pajama, a costume-component with an essential role, tight-fitted to legs’ visible part, does not divert eye except to its bottom part which, as richly and identically adorned as the blouse-part of kurta – the main component, unites all three units into a single whole.

The kurta consists mainly of two parts, a well flared skirt with a wide periphery and a hem-line edged and strengthened with zari band and a blouse-part with short sleeves and tie-colds for holding it on the neck. Both parts have been designed from different lengths of georgette and both elaborately woven with zari but while the length used for crafting blouse part has been designed with Paisleys and bels, the skirt-part has been conceived with peacock-feather like looking motifs and linear forms connecting them mutually. The space on the skirt part has been managed using just the repeats of a flower-motif with six petals, three white and three atoll blue, rendered in six horizontal courses and a bunch of three sequins, a form suggestive of a flower atop and two leaves below, in the space in between. The blouse-part has been completely covered with forms of flowers, bels and others, not exactly decipherable, using mainly the coloured glass-pieces : red, white and atoll blue, cut leaves like, and zari threads. The sleeve-ends and the neck-opening on the back have been identically adorned using the same material and style of design-motifs.

This description by Prof. P.C. Jain and Dr Daljeet. Prof. Jain specializes on the aesthetics of ancient Indian literature. Dr Daljeet is the chief curator of the Visual Arts Gallery at the National Museum of India, New Delhi. They have both collaborated on numerous books on Indian art and culture.

The suit will fit UPTO the following sizes:
14.0" Shoulders
37" Bust
Sleeve Length 6.0"

Post a Comment
 
Post Review
Post a Query
For privacy concerns, please view our Privacy Policy

Related Items

Patrician-Purple Poncho from Kashmir with Ari-Embroidery by Hand
Pure Wool
48 in. x 46 in.
Item Code: STU43
$80.00$64.00
You save: $16.00 (20%)
Imperial-Purple and Golden Paithani Sari with Hand-Woven Peacocks on Aanchal
Pure Silk
Weaver Azeem Khan
Blouse/Underskirt Tailormade to Size
Item Code: SDG60
$395.00$316.00
You save: $79.00 (20%)
Yellow and Purple Pure Silk Sari from Banaras with Woven Leaves
Silk
Blouse/Underskirt Tailormade to Size
Item Code: SDG62
$275.00$220.00
You save: $55.00 (20%)
Magenta-Purple Wedding Palazzo Salwar Suit with Zari-Embroidered Paisleys and Bolero Jacket
Georgette with Art Silk
Item Code: SKP91
$255.00$204.00
You save: $51.00 (20%)
Size:
 Garment Size Chart Size chart
Pansy-Purple Long Skirt with Printed Flowers and Stripes
Pure Cotton
Length 38 inch
Elastic Waist Upto 48 inch
Item Code: STU17
$20.00$16.00
You save: $4.00 (20%)
Purple-Orchid Paithani Sari with Hand-Woven Peacocks on Aanchal
Pure Silk
Blouse/Underskirt Tailormade to Size
Item Code: SDG01
$405.00$324.00
You save: $81.00 (20%)
Purple and White Batik-Dyed Bedspread from Rajasthan
Pure Cotton with Pillow Covers
8.8 ft x 7.1 ft
Item Code: SYH21
$45.00$36.00
You save: $9.00 (20%)
Royal-Purple and Orange Backless Choli from Kutch with Antiquated Rabari Embroidery and Mirrors
Art Silk
Size # S
Item Code: STT34
$50.00$40.00
You save: $10.00 (20%)
Vedartha Sangraha Of Sri Ramanujacarya
Deal 10% Off
by S. S. Raghavachar
Hardcover (Edition: 2012)
Advaita Ashrama
Item Code: IDH310
$11.50$8.28
You save: $3.22 (10%)
The Art of Caring for Srimati Tulasi Devi
by Isanah Devi Dasi
Paperback
Ras Bihari
Item Code: IDH442
$7.50$6.00
You save: $1.50 (20%)
Marine Life In India
by B.F. Chhapgar
Paperback (Edition: 2006)
Oxford University Press
Item Code: NAG015
$30.00$24.00
You save: $6.00 (20%)
Birds and Butterflies of Delhi
by Mehran Laidi
Paperback (Edition: 2010)
Tara Press
Item Code: IHK083
$27.50$22.00
You save: $5.50 (20%)
Garden Birds of Delhi, Agra and Jaipur
by Samar Singh, Photographs Nikhil Devasar and Amano Samarpan
Paperback (Edition: 2007)
Wisdom Tree
Item Code: IDK952
$27.50$22.00
You save: $5.50 (20%)
'Surrender Unto Me
by Bhurijana Dasa
Hardcover (Edition: 2007)
Vrindavana Institute for Higher Education
Item Code: IDK185
$37.50$30.00
You save: $7.50 (20%)
The Life of Princess Yashodara: Wife and Disciple of the Lord Buddha
by Sunity Bevee
Hardcover (Edition: 2006)
Pilgrims Publishing Varanasi
Item Code: IDI068
$27.50$22.00
You save: $5.50 (20%)
Instant Palmistry: A Pictorial Guide
by Dr. M. Katakkar
Paperback (Edition: 2005)
Jaico Publishing House
Item Code: IDG890
$16.50$13.20
You save: $3.30 (20%)

Testimonials

I have bought things from you for a few years now and would like to say how pleased I have been with everything. Thank you very much.
Susan, UK
Just delivered! Beautiful as always!
Francesca, Italy
just received fed-x package, A++ packing A++ shipping A++ product BEAUTIFUL !=EXCELLENT customer service . Thank you. HARE KRSNA!
Michael, USA
I wanted to let you know that we received the book today. I’m extremely pleased with the speed that this order was processed and delivered! Thanks much for the awesome customer service.
Sameer, Texas
I have received both the books ordered. I am highly satisfied and happy with your service.Exotic India is truly one of the best bookseller companies.Thank you very much for your sincerity and unfailing service and honesty.
Madhurima, West Bengal
Thanks for another gem of philosophia perennis that reached me - as always - in best condition.
Walter, Germany
I am delighted with the condition of the book set and the packing, accept my heartfelt appreciations for the same.
Dr. Ramesh, India
I am so pleased! the Shawl arrived today - it had been held up in customs, sliced open, inspected and finally reached me today. There was no damage to the shawl and it is JUST PERFECT! Thank you so much. I have waited a long time for this shawl and I AM VERY PLEASED. Thank you. Thank you. Thank you.
Barrie, Ontario
I fall in love with Exotic India last year when I found accidentally a beautiful blue kaftan with a little printed elephant on it. Since then I am a fan of this lovely place and I am sure that I will be a lifetime. I feel that my relation with Exotic India is special because I like every article, they are unique, made with passion and each piece relates a magical, mythical story. I want to thank you for your promptitude by shipping so fast my order, it arrived directly from India to Romania (Transylvania) on the fourth day after I have set my order. I did not expect it so soon, my heart was filled with joy by such an amazing surprise. I appreciated it! I wish all the joy and beauty you bring to me turn back to you!
Noemi
I would like to thank Exotic India for the very superior packaging and shipment of my order. Much appreciated! The order arrived very quickly. Many thanks!! I will always check Exotic India first for books in the future.
Teresa, USA
TRUSTe online privacy certification
Language:
Currency:
All rights reserved. Copyright 2016 © Exotic India