Definition of Bayadere

Fiber: Silk.

Weave: Crosswise rib (plain or twill weave).

Characteristics: Has brightly colored stripes in the filling direction. Often black warp. The color effects are usually startling or bizarre. Mostly produced in India. Name derived from the Bajadere dancing girl of India, dedicated from birth to a dancing life. The Bayadere costume includes the striped garment, a flimsy scarf or shawl, jeweled trousers, spangles, sequins, anklets.

Uses: Blouses, dresses, after 5 wear.

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