Antriya

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Relief depicting men in antriya and uttariya, 1st century AD

An antariya is a lower garment from India. It is a long white or colour strip of cotton passed through the legs, tucked at the back and covered the legs loosely, then flowed into long pleats at front of the legs. It was usually made of fine cotton or silk. The dhoti is an evolved form of the antriya. The lungi also derived from it.

It was usually used in combination with the uttariya, an ancient version of the dupatta. Lay brothers of the Buddhist community would typically be dressed with the antriya, accompanied by an uttariya and a larger chadder, all colored in saffron.

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