The sight of a fair-skinned woman in a sari or salwar kameez invites stares.
A seasoned chazzer can spot linen lounge pants, a cashmere cardie or a silk sari at 100 paces.
The Bengal cotton sarees and other dress materials have been brought out in colourful hues, to match the changing trends in the fashion world.
Out of the gift box came spanking new saris , shirts, trousers, lungis and nighties and the happiness of the inmates knew no bounds.
Today we see our womenfolk in sarees and salwar kameez.
Apart from silk varieties, cotton sarees and churidhars from places like Paramakudi and Coimbatore are also on sale.
Among saris, there are the traditional cotton prints and also the Chanderi cotton and silk saris which are priced reasonably.
The handlooms include the usual dress material of Oriya cottons, some light, airy Maheswari cottons, skirts and sarees .
There was a lot of music and dancing and many people wore traditional Indian clothing, including women's lenghas and sarees and Kurta pyjamas for the men.
There were three white skinned women who were inexpertly draped in Indian saris with long sleeved jackets.