Traditional and local dresses of India by State

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.

In this page you will find states: Assam, Bihar, Chhattisgarh, Goa and Himachal Pradesh.
B. Part 2: Jammu and Kashmir, Kerala, Manipur, Nagaland, Odisha or Orissa
C. Part 3:

1. Traditional dresses of Assam - The Eastern state

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.

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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.

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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.

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In above three states you would have noticed that 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.
We will see variety of dresses for upcoming states.

4. Dresses of India by State - Goa

Today's dress style relates to the south-western state of India - Goa. The state which attracts large number of tourists in India for its white sand beaches, nightlife and carnival.
The traditional costumes of Goa people are very similar to other states of South India. Generally, women wear a sari, which called ‘Nav-Vari’.

My dress is inspired by the fun and frolic of Goa carnival. It is one of the largest carnival in India and one of the few traditional celebrations of the Catholic holiday in Asia.

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5. Traditional Dresses of India by State - Himachal Pradesh

Himachal is the Indian state which resides in the lap of mighty Himalayas. The state with abundance of natural beauty and also of beautiful people. The state is well known for its Hill Stations and handicrafts. Pashmina shawl is one of the products of Himachal. The rich culture of Himachal Pradesh is reflected in the apparel people wear - Kurtas, Ghagra Lehenga Choli. The dresses are long ankle clad and tops with intricate embroidery. Red and maroon are traditionally prominent color. Women can also be seen wearing bulky silver ornament and a nice colorful head scarf called 'Rahide'. Woven in all shapes and sizes, Rahide, comes in different fabrics and patterns.

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