Modi wore the deep blue bandhgala suit on Sunday evening at Hyderabad House when he stepped out for a 'Chai Pe Charcha' meet and a press conference with Obama.

It would have passed off as a regular ensemble that the Indian leader flaunts every now and then, but zoomed images of the outfit have revealed another story altogether  -- his name was intricately woven into the fabric.

Fashion designers say the finesse with which Modi's name features in the fabric requires special technique, and that the fabric is most likely hand-woven.

"It's a very fine jacquard technique of weaving. It's not embroidery, and its cost would be dependent on the fibre and technique," designer Samant Chauhan said, indicating that developing such a fabric could cost anything between Rs.80,000 up to Rs.500,000.

Designer Raakesh Agarvwal says it's "daring" on Modi's part to wear it for an important event.

"The name was so intricately woven that it looked like pinstripes. I think it's quite a daring choice... This personalised textile is the in thing. From (international brands) Burberry to Hermes, all are doing it," Agarvwal said.

Another designer, Gautam Gupta is sure that the fabric is not machine made as the technique would not have given it the finesse that the material had. He also said that if the outfit was made in Italian wool, it would be "very expensive".

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