Ancient Indian Costume

The links to Ancient Indian Costumes above also have a few illustrative examples of costumes and headgear.

It appears that the introduction of sewn clothing in India roughly dates back to the Kushans who came to India in the 1st/2nd century AD. Prior to that a breast band was sometimes worn, though there are a few examples of sewn tops.

Posting a few modern interpretations of the attire of the time (largely I would assume based on India’s abundant statuary and Buddhist frescoes), most of the movies are set in the time of Gautama Buddha.

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A potted history of Indian clothing and fashion.
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