Along with the times, the customs and behavior of the people also change. Till yesterday there was monarchy in India. Every special and ordinary person had devotion and love for Qila Malla and the royal family. People were proud of being subjects of the Mughal emperor. On the one hand, the kings and nobles of the time, the inhabitants of India were also the masters of civilization and traditions. The people, especially the nobles, were very polite and polite.
Here we tell you about the clothes and the taste of the people in the royal period of Bahadur Shah Zafar and earlier. See
Let alone the mention of Mirza Nowsha, they build a mosque of one and a half bricks separately. Their hat was different from the rest of the world, neither Turkish nor Tatar, the fur (be it sable or lamb) was cut so that the bottom girth was slightly larger than the top hat. After that, setting up four corners, the skin was cut to half the length of the cap in such a way that the cap was shaped like a gur gaj. In the middle, instead of the chandwe, velvet or dark colored fabric was sewn together with the edges of the kangars, lined inside.
In the city there is a lot of use of the kala-tatri, commonly known as the Chugoshiya cap. They also come in many styles and are worn in many ways. Asthma (gut) is slightly lower in the cap worn by nobles. Four pakhes above the tail. The style of Pakhe is exactly like that of Shah Jahani Mihrab. All the four are mixed and baked in such a way that all four corners become patterns of Kumrak (Kumrak). Some people have even made a little innovation in it. That is, by raising the tail, the length of the legs has been slightly increased from the width, and after they have been sewn, the initiatives that have been created have been cut and buds have been added. In this way, instead of four steps, there have been eight steps. Thin lace is placed on the edges of the tail and thin braids on the edges of the corners for good looks.
Badshah Salamat’s hat is of the same pattern, but it is covered with star work and pearls and pearls are stuck here and there. This type of hat was worn in many ways. The people of the fort keep the guards standing. Others suppress them somewhat. The sides of the eight-pointed hat are pressed so much that the corners spread outside the brim and become a lotus shape. This type of cap is always worn backwards and that too in such a way that one corner of it presses the left eyebrow. Apart from this cap, the Arkh Chin (Arq Chin) cap is also customary. It is not difficult to make it. The edges of a rectangular cloth are taken equal to the measurement of the head. At the bottom, a thin piece of cloth was given and a small round piece of cardboard was placed at the top. The only difference between the two-fold cap of Delhi and the cap of Lucknow is that here the cap was made big enough to cover the head. On the contrary, the cap of Lucknow hangs only on the hair.
Apart from these caps, some people also wear pitch gushea caps. This cap has five corners but its cut is slightly different from the Cho Goshia cap. The tops of the corners are just like the ledges of a wall. At the bottom there is a thin gut instead of a tube. This cap is worn with a cast. The shape looks like the dome of Humayun’s tomb. A large round cap was also widely used among common people. Some are plain and some are needle work or lace work. This cap is also worn with a mold.
Angarkha is very popular in clothing. Angarkha choli is so low that it reaches the navel. As everyone is fond of fitness, so to show the beauty of the body, the sleeves are very tight and some enthusiasts cut the sleeves from the front and turn them upside down. Few people wear kurtas below the thumb. The men of the fort wear a khaftan of velvet over their robes. If it is too much trouble, then they put a samour on its edges, if not, they usually put a thin lace. Instead of buttons, there is only a takma and a bell, which is called “lover’s eye” or “chashme”. Her sleeves are always half up. In the fort, it is called Khuftan, but the people of the city call this open-chested semi-sleeve “Sherwani”. A square rice handkerchief is made into a samosa on top of the angarkha and put on the back. This handkerchief is commonly called “Arkh China”. It is also customary to wrap a handkerchief around the waist, but very rarely.
Pajama is always a precious fabric. It is often of the body, fault, legitimate motor, atlas or grunt. Those who are of the old style still wear the same pajama, but the pajama of narrow mehris has also gone out. Saleem Shahi Joti has started to be used. Still Delhi nobles prefer Ghitli Joti. There is scarcely a person in the whole city who does not have in his hand a piece of bamboo wood and a yard-long square handkerchief. They would find and find a solid heavy bamboo from Lumbipur, add oil, mix henna and hang it in the kitchen, until its color changes to black and the weight becomes as if lead has been poured, which comes out. Goes out convulsing. If you look at someone with a broad chest, a thin waist, a well-built body, among nobles, you will probably not find a single person who does not have a passion for exercise and does not know bank, knitting and wood. These arts are taught from childhood. Competitions are held, children and youths are encouraged by wah wah and consider martial arts as a badge of honor.
(Source: Articles of Farhatullah Baig)