Gujarat Dresses



Gujarat's indigenous dress is a cultural expression which has undergone slow modification and yet remained a marker of identity and social unity. While Gujarat dresses helps demarcate social standing, they also help to bestow a distinctive identity that disappears in the course of cultural integration and racial intermixing.

The traditional Gujarat dresses for women consist of the lehenga choli or the ghagra choli. These are colorfully embroidered and complemented by bare-backed blouses extending to the waist. Ghagras or lehengas are gathered ankle-length skirts that are fastened at the waist. The entire outfit is completed by a veil cloth called odhni or dupatta which is thrown across the neck or over the head. The lehenga choli, otherwise known as the ghagra choli, helps to add vitality and color to the surrounding landscapes. Tribal women adorn themselves from head to toe with chunky silver jewelry besides the Gujarat dresses that are the norm everywhere in the state.

The garments of the Parsi women are exactly the same as that in which other Hindu ladies dress themselves except for the very pronounced difference that is embodied in the long sleeves of the blouse and a scarf to serve as a cover for the head.

Gujarati men usually attire themselves in dhoti, long or short coat and turban cap. At present, however, pants are becoming more fashionable instead of the conventional dhoti. The usual Gujarati dresses of the women also comprise sari and blouse. Parsi males wear pants, long coat and a headgear.

Gujarat dresses are popular throughout India for their bright hues and traditional tinge.



Last Updated on : 30 September 2011







     


     

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