Traditional Dress for Baby Boy for the ANNAPRASHAN ceremoney
by Poornima Masoorkar
Traditional Dhoti and Angarkha for my 6 month old grandson
My daughter's son 'Dhairya' has just turned 6 months old. There was to be a traditional ANNAPRASHAN ceremony where the MAMA ( mother's brother) has to feed the nephew a sweet dessert with a gold ring, symbolic of a baby tasting his first cereal.
Since stitching and making creative things is a hobby and a passion of mine, my daughter asked me to stitch a traditional dress for her baby. So I stitched an ANGARKHA, a typical Rajasthani short Kurta, and a Dhoti ( again a Indian traditional men's wear ( shown in the picture).
The Angarkha is made of a printed hand loom cloth with Khardi work motifs (Block prints made in gold)and Kundan embellishments in Rust and green. The Angarkha was finished with a zari and emerald colored border on the front neck and sleeves, as well as the Dhoti front.
It came a perfect fit and was looking beautiful on my handsome grandson.