In modern usage, a short kurta is referred to as the Kurti, which is the attire of females. However, traditionally, the term Kurti refers to waistcoats, jackets, and blouses which sit above the waist without side slits, and are believed to have descended from the tunic of the Shunga period (2nd century B.C.). The Kurti is distinguished from the choli by the latter leaving the midriff exposed.
It is a typical dressing pattern of Indians, especially in the northern regions.
The trend and origin of this clothing style are from northern India and even today the other parts of the nation through modernized wear Kurti but it is worn by females majorly in the north while the south prefers saree.

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