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Children's Clothing in Maharashtra

There used to be a very distinct style of clothing traditionally in Maharashtra. Thegirls below the age of 12 years used to wear 'Parkar Polka', which is a skirt and blouse dress. Skirt being long till the feet andthe short blouse worn by girls would leave a small portion of the abdomen bare. The fabric used for this dress was always a 'Khann' fabric , a speciality of Maharashtra. The boys wore a front buttoned shirt called 'sadara'and a 'vijar' that is a long loose pant , or wore a short pant too sometimes. A white cap was used as a headgear. A sleeveless jacket was worn for special ocassions.