Friday, June 19, 2009

The hated dupatta

So, our first week here we had suits made. We got to pick out our own cloth and then took it to the tailors to get it stitched. A suit is made up of baggy pants, a long shirt (about down to the knees) and a shawl type thing called a dupata. Now, this dupata is very important, because without it you are not properly clothed. However, it has become my WORST enemy! The dupata is worn draped over the shoulders so that the ends hang down your back. But it doesn’t stay there. It falls off your shoulders all the time. The wind catches it and blows it over your head. When riding in public transportation people sit on it so that when you go to get off it stays there. It hangs down and gets in your food when you are eating. I could go on for a while, but I think you get the picture.

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