Indian is a country that has different cultures and traditions. Every state has some uniqueness in some things. When it comes to dressing, these 9 states of India attract the attention of people all around the world.
1. Andhra Pradesh And Tamil Nadu
Women of these two states get dressed like this every day where sari is about 5-6 yard in length.
Maharashtra clothing is influenced by traditional Maharashtrian culture. Women of Maharashtra state compose a 9 yard sari. They do wear a wide range of costumes suitable for special occasions.
It is a long loose shirt which hangs down below the knees along with a white turban tied on a skull cap, a close-fitting trousers and lace less shoes called Gurgabi.
Rajasthan women wear a long skirt called Ghaghra, Choli or Kurti with an Odhani.
Assamese women wear motif-rich mekhela chador which is a two-piece garment.
Haryana women wear a ‘Damaan’, an ankle length skirt, “Kurti” a waist length shirt and ‘Chunder’ which is a long piece of cloth that the women use to cover their head.
Gujarati women wear ‘chaniya’ which is a colorful petticoat usually embroidered with glass work, an embroidered blouse called as ‘choli’ or ‘polku’ along with ‘odhani’, a cloth covering the body and the head from the back.
Kerala women wear a type of sari called mundum neriyathum. It consist two pieces of cloth. Mundu is a one-piece cloth draped on the lower part of the body while neriyathu is world over a blouse and could be worn in either the traditional style with the neriyathum tucked inside the blouse, or in the modern style with the neriyathum worn over the left shoulder.
The punjabi traditional costume, Phulkari has unique kind of embroidery made up of brilliant colours and attractive patterns.
There are various Indian tribes which has their own culture and tradition. Check them out here. These days both girls and boys imbibed western culture in dressing and in every way possible. However, during festival time and in weddings you can see women in traditional clothes.
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