Just like language and food, clothing in India changes depending on the different ethnicity, geography, climate, and cultural traditions of the people of each region of India. India also has a great diversity in terms of weaves, fibers, colours, and material of clothing. Sometimes, color codes are followed in clothing based on the religion and ritual concerned.
A saree or sari is prominent female garment in the Indian subcontinent. It is a day to day wear as well as party wear. A sari is a strip of unstitched cloth, ranging from four to nine meters in length, that is draped over the body in various styles. These include: Sambalpuri Saree from East, Mysore silk and Ilkal of Karnataka and, Kanchipuram of Tamil Nadu from South, Paithani from West and Banarasi from North among others.The variety of dresses here are worn by myself during COVID lockdown. Maintaining social distance, great way to spread the beauty of Indian culture.
1. Traditional clothing of India by State - Assam
In Assam, traditional sari style is two set garment known "Mekhela chador". The bottom portion, draped from the waist downwards is called Mekhela and veil is known as Chadar and is worn with long sleeve choli.
2. Traditional clothing of India by State - Bihar
Bihar is a northern India state, name of which is derived from Sanskrit word 'viahara' meaning 'abode'. Also the state, where Gautama Buddha spent his life and founded Buddhism.
The saree which makes Bihar famous is, Bhagalpuri sarees. Bhagalpur is a small town where special tussar silk sarees are made.
The typical style of wearing saree there is "seedha anchal" style meaning, the one end of the saree is brough to the front, instead to the back. Generally, the women also like to cover their head with this style.
3. Traditional clothing of India by State - Chattisgarh
The state is well known for its tribal weaving. The women are famous for wearing `Lugda` (sari) and `Polkha` (blouse) along with attractive ornaments and jewels which was also an integral part of the culture and heritage.
I Also have, a real picture of a vegetable market in Chhattisgarh, where I visited last year.