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History of the cummerbund – part of party outfit

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This is the original cummerbund: a long shawl tied around the waist. Soldiers in the Indian colonial army had it with their uniform. Their British officers took it up and brought it to the rest of the world. Kamarband in Farsi means “tied waist”. Very aptly, I bought this shawl in the Stockholm shop Indiska.

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December 7, 2008 at 21:57

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