Dupatta (Hindi: दुपट्टा, Punjabi: ਦੁਪੱਟਾ/دوپٹا, Urdu: دوپٹا), also Chunari, Chunri (Hindi: चुनरी, Urdu: چنری), Chunni (Punjabi: ਚੁੰਨੀ/چنی), Odhni, Orni, Chādar-odhni, Pacheri, Orna (Bengali: ওড়না) or Unna (Sylheti: উন্না) is a shawl-like scarf and is essential to many women’s clothing (usually matched with the garment) from the Indian subcontinent. The dupatta is most commonly used as part of the women’s shalwar kameez costume and worn over the kurta and the gharara, but is originally part of the gagra choli outfit. The dupatta has long been a symbol of modesty in dress from the Indian subcontinent as its main purpose is as a veil. In recent times the trend of dupattas for men, worn over the kurta or sherwani, has become commonplace. bandhani-duppatas
The material for the dupatta varies according to the suit. There are various modes of wearing dupatta. Another recent trend is the short dupatta, which is more a scarf or a stole, often worn with a kurti and Indo-Western clothing.