Traced to the Central Asian nomadic tunics of the ancient Medieval era, kurtas have evolved stylistically over the years. From the 19th Century, it gained popularity as the garment donned by royals, aristocrats, scholars, poets, and artists in India. It was simple and elegant without the use of any elaborate designs and hand-woven in cotton and silk for special occasions. Today, the kurta has become the traditional attire for women and is embellished in vibrant hues, vivid patterns, and exquisite embroidery which is synonymous to the region of its origin. Versatile and sophisticated, it has become a wardrobe staple for everyday wear and for festive celebrations.