Traditional Dress of Assam

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Assam is located in the North East and is notable for its heritage and cuisine. Other than these, it is also very famous for its attire. The traditional dress of assam is quite unique from the attire of other states. The attire represents the Assamese culture and they take great pride in donning them. Their clothing is quite rich and people wear them even today. The attire looks great on anyone and that is the speciality of it. If you are planning to visit Assam anytime soon, it is good that you know about their traditional attire briefly.

They give an elegant look to the people who wear them. Here we introduce you to the most famous traditional attire of Assam.


Dhoti and Gamosa: Men attire 

Dhoti is one of the popular dress of Assam. The people of Assam consider it as a traditional attire just like any other state. However, it plays a significant part in their dressing. Dhoti culture in Assam goes back to ancient times. The men of Assam wear it regularly and carry it with ease. Even the younger generations wear the Dhotis on special occasions. Along with Dhoti, they use a Gamosa, which is put around the neck. The Gamosa completes the Assamese look. The white color cloth with red embroidery on it serves as a Gamosa. It is worn to show respect.


The Mekhela Chador: Women attire

Assam women wear Mekhela Chador, which is their traditional attire. It looks so much like a saree and the dealing is similar to. It is available in two-piece sets; while the upper piece is called Chador, the lower piece is referred to as Mekhela. The Assamese women adore wearing this traditional attire a lot. 


Other than Mekhela chador there are many other attires that people of Assam wear. The tribes of Assam have a lot of traditional attires that they wear. Check them out too!


Dimasa Tribe

Men and women of the Dimasa Tribe wear different traditional attires. They generally wear Sgaopha or a Phagri. While Sgaopha is green or yellow, it is also available in white with red thread. They carry a small muffler with them, which is called Rigdo.


Coming to the women's wear, they wear Rigu, a long piece of fabric. On the other hand Bathormai has a single design on the entire cloth. People prefer to wear this cloth during summers. Young women highly wear Rijamphain, which is a white piece of fabric. Their way of dressing is quite subtle but they know to carry it in a graceful manner. 


Another tribe of Assam is Bodo Tribe. People of this tribe wear Gamosa and shirts as a part of their traditional attire.  


In the North East, Assam is one of the seven sister states. There is a lot to explore there from the exotic places to the unknown traditions. However, the people of Assam respect and adore their traditional attire a lot. If you visit Assam, don't forget to dress up in their traditional wear and click some beautiful pictures.

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