Traced back to the Indus Valley civilisation during the 5th century, dhotis
were worn for comfort and also for its adaptability to the hot tropical weather
of our country. Named after the Sanskrit word "Dhauta", it denotes the five
knots that were used for draping the garment around the waist. An integral
garment for kings, nobles and poets of ancient India, it is now hand-woven in
cotton and silk and embellished with elegant palettes and patterns, and
elaborate borders using gold threads.