(Last Updated on : 25/11/2008)
Mekhla, the traditional attire of the women of Assam, is a concert of three pieces of cloth. The intrinsic shine on the texture of the fabric of Mekhla, is the much talked about and cherished golden silk, called Mugha. The Mekhla is a kind of sarong , enveloped round the waist. It thus resembles a Lungi. The mekhla is topped off by a blouse, an upper garment. Furthermore, the front portion of the body is wrapped in a cloth-piece, called Chadar.
While a Mekhla petticoat is a thick garment with wide borders, the Chadar, is lighter in weight for better management. Mekhlas, can come in vibrant shades , such as red, for wedding ceremonies. The motifs on them are often inspired from features of flora and fauna.