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Going Out in Style
Fashion & Beauty Mixture
"Given the numerous cultural and religious ethnicities that make up India, it is not surprising to see the wide diversity in clothing and related fashion items. This quiz presents just a small sample of them."
15 Points Per Correct Answer - No time limit
Tight fitting ankle length trousers known as jodhpurs originated in the Indian state of Rajasthan. What activity are these clothing items generally associated with?
Which Indian statesman gave his name to a type of waist length jacket with a mandarin collar that incorporates elements of both the western suit jacket and the Asian long coat called the achkan?
Subhash Chandra Bose
The paisley print was introduced to the Western world by traders from the East India Company. Which popular fruit from the Indian subcontinent is believed to have inspired this design?
Khadi is an Indian fabric which rose to prominence when Mahatma Gandhi promoted its production as a means of self sufficiency under the Swadeshi movement during the struggle for independence.
If an Indian friend promised to get you 'mojaris' from her trip home, what could you expect?
Which of the following is NOT an Indian term for a turban?
Zardozi embroidery is used on wedding finery in both Hindu and Muslim traditions in India. Which of the following is typically associated with this embroidery?
If a woman was wearing a gajra, what would you expect to see?
Flowers in her hair
A nose ring
Red dot on her forehead
Which of the following fibers derives its name from a disputed region of India?
Which versatile Indian garment worn by women consists of an unstitched strip of cloth with numerous variations in its draping style depending on the region, occasion or ethnicity?
(One Word, singular, four or five letters)
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Compiled Jun 28 12