GLOSSARY OF TERMS


A

ASHRAM

Abode (as of a hermit or devotee); refuge; sanctuary.


C

CHURIDARS

Fitted cotton leggings that gather at the ankles.


D

DHOTIS

Cloth worn round the lower body, one end of which passes between the legs and is tucked in behind.


DUPATTAS

Shawl of doubled material.


J

JARDINIERES

Ornamental pot or stand for plants.


K

KAMEEZ

A shirt.


KURTAS

A collarless shirt.


P

POUFFES

Thick cushions used as seats.


S

SHALWARS

Loose cotton trousers worn by women.