Costumes of India
All over India, even if young boys and girls
are now influenced by the western fashion, they still wear traditional
Indian like most of the oldest generations.
is unique for the diversity of its costumes. According to the regions
in India, according to the celebrations
you will discover many different traditional costumes. You will
be surprised and attracted by the bright colors of the saris
worn by the women in Rajasthan, and you will be impressed to see
how with just an unstitched cloth men manage to create a turban.
most famous Indian costume which is worn for by women for daily
life as well as for weddings is the sari. This unstitched
cloth is draped gracefully, and it is real technique to wrap a sari.
If you go to Kerala, you will see that
women wear a two piece sari or mundu-veshti, and if you are
in the state of Maharashtra, women get used to wear the sari in
a style close to a dhoti. A
dhoti is a cloth that you tie around the waist or tuck between the
legs. It gives the impression
of a loose trouser. The dhoti kurta which consists of a dhoti
and a long sleeve tunic is the traditional male costume.
famous suit for women is the salwar kameez: baggy pajama (salwar),
a loose tunic (kamaz), dupatta (long scarf that you wear around
your neck or on your shoulder). This
practical suit was first worn by women in Punjab, from now on all
Indian women wear it, and it is also suitable for weddings.
Rajasthan and Gujarat, women wear the Ghaghara, which is
a long skirt tied with a drawstring. For the top they wear a choli,
tight fitting tunic, and an odhni, which is a scarf tucked
into the waist and which covers the head.
men, you will notice quickly that the turban is the most
important accessory. The style and the color of your turban depends
on your social, religious, caste and regional status. So, the Sikhs
are easy to identify with their characteristic turban, this religious
community is mainly present in Punjab. In Rajasthan, wearing a turban
is among the state's culture.