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Topis of Maharashtra

Man in white salwar kurta with khadi topi

These caps are a significant part of the Maharashtrian culture and are often worn during special occasions, festivals, and weddings. They add a touch of elegance and cultural richness to traditional attire.

The embroidery on these topis can be quite elaborate and varies depending on the region and community.

Originally from Kolhapur Maharashtra, the Fur Topi has stood the test of time. It is not only a symbol of Maharashtrian culture but also represents a sense of pride and tradition for the people of Maharashtra.

The outer part of the Topi is made up of Fur which is typically cream or white. 

The "Gandhi topi," is a type of traditional cap closely associated with Mahatma Gandhi. The cap became a symbol of the Indian freedom struggle and Gandhiji principles of non-violence and civil disobedience.

During India's independence movement, Mahatma Gandhi popularized the wearing of the Gandhi cap as part of the traditional attire for Indians, encouraging people to spin their own khadi fabric as a form of protest against British-made textiles.

The Khadi Silk topi is a type of Gandhi topi. It is a simple cap made from cream khadi cloth, a hand-spun, and handwoven fabric that became a significant symbol of the Swadeshi movement, promoting the use of locally produced goods as a means of opposing British rule.

Today, the cap is still occasionally worn by some politicians and individuals during special occasions or political rallies as a homage to the freedom struggle and Mahatma Gandhi's legacy.

The Guruji topi is typically made of black or maroon wool. It has a unique shape with a flat top and a fold on one side. This traditional cap is considered a symbol of Maharashtrian identity and is worn with pride by individuals who wish to showcase their cultural heritage. It adds a touch of elegance and tradition to traditional Maharashtrian attire.


This topi used to be worn by Swantantra Sainik Veer Sawarkar 

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