Mask of Vaikuntha Vishnu, late 5th century. Learn more about 5th century masks
A length of cloth worn by women as a loose veil or wrap to cover the head and shoulders, and by men as an upper cloth, usually as a matching set with a dhoti (waistcloth). In Punjab and Haryana, the garment is also densely embroidered in the phulkari technique and is often worn by the bride during the wedding ceremonies. Larger chadars are used as blankets or bed covers.