One of the first questions many people ask when meeting a Parsee woman is “How many garas do you own?” The intricately-designed sari is considered the small Indian community’s traditional dress and has long been admired for its unique handiwork.

There are fewer than 90,000 Parsees remaining across the world, with most living in India after they migrated there in the 7th century following the Islamic conquest of Persia (Iran). They are known for their contributions in fields from the economy to…


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