Silk Dhoti for Wedding

India is often referred to as a ‘Unity in Diversity’. Accordingly, there are various languages, communities and cultures in India. Similarly, the wedding dress varies from community to community. The groom, in many communities, wear a silk dhoti for wedding. The dhoti is usually between four and a half and five metres in length. The silk dhoti for wedding is generally white or off-white in colour. In southern India, a silk dhoti for wedding is worn along with a white shirt. However, Bengali groom wears a white silk dhoti for wedding along with a kurta. Silk dhotis are available in other colours as well as a result of the western influence in India. Silk dhotis are mainly used for traditional occasions. They are generally worn around the waist and legs that cover almost the entire leg. In most southern regions, it is mostly made with a border of golden strip. This makes it appear richer and more sophisticated. In most parts of the subcontinent, the silk dhoti for wedding is worn in pant style. However, in the southern part, it is worn as a skirt. Approximately, five knots are used to wrap the dhoti. A dhoti is the main traditional garment for men in India.