Due to intensive globalisation, it is difficult sometimes to discern the dressing styles of different countries because, in many cases, we all wear the same jeans and T-shirts. What makes the difference in the traditional garb of a country is the cultural background and history of each nation. The Marathi women from western India show grace and elegance when they wear their traditional garments. What looks like a strip of cloth wrapped around the body is called a "sari" or "sadi," and it is the focal point of the Indian woman's dress. It may be nearly 10 yards long and is not stitched. Women from different parts of India wrap and wear it differently. In the region of Maharashtra, where the Marathi people live, women wear the sari with the hind pleats tucked into the waist at the center back. The decorated end, called the "padar," is thrown over the left shoulder. The sari is wrapped over a petticoat and a "choli," a short-sleeve blouse, covers about half the length of the back.