A Maharashtra Man by Ryszard Wierzbicki
One of the long standing customs in Maharashtra is that of men and womens wearing Phetas (turbans) for weddings. Always worn with ethnic outfits, the most popular Indian wedding attire for men and womens though they can be worn with outfits like kurtas or dhotis. The designer or festival phetas are inspired by the fashion traditions of the royal families of India and hence add a regal feel to any ethnic men s and womens outfit. The men’s turban hat is a classic Indian head wrap which is a necessary accessory at any Indian wedding.
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November 13, 2018
Pune, Maharashtra State, India
Born in 1963, Ryszard Wierzbicki is a graduate of University of Gdańsk in Poland, and completed his master degree of Social Sciences in Children Care Education in 1992. He worked in an orphanage and four other companies, where he served the positions of Educator, Marketing Specialist, and Sales & Marketing Manager in various branches including child care, dentistry, orthodontics, and IT. Apart from his regular jobs he continued developing his Scuba Diving qualification resulted as an instructor level in PADI. After emigrating to UK in 2006, he began his real travel and photography experience. He loves to explore South-East Asia, where he volunteers occasionally with Stu and the Kids charity organization of Thai and Burmese Orphans (stuandthekids.org). He established two forums for active travelers and photographers named Instant Travelling (instanttravelling.ning.com) and World Around (worldaround.co.uk) in 2010. Changed to an ironed suit and laptop for cargo trousers, hoodie jacket, and knapsack, Ryszard have been managing freely the passion of photography, traveling, and scuba diving. He is now self-employed as marketing advisor and tour organizer, happily divorced, and has no kids.
Swindon, United Kingdom