Costumes of Andaman and Nicobar Island - Informative & researched article on Costumes of Andaman and Nicobar Island
 Indianetzone: Largest Free Encyclopedia of India with thousand of articlesIndian Costume


in  
 Art & Culture|Entertainment|Health|Reference|Sports|Society|Travel
Forum  | Free E-magazine  | RSS Feeds  
Indian Food|Indian Religion|Indian Personalities|Indian Villages|Kamasutra|Indian Costume|Indian Weddings|Astrology|Indian Jewellery|Indian Women|Indian Tribals
Home > Society > Indian Costume > Indian State Costumes > Costumes of Andaman and Nicobar Island
Costumes of Andaman and Nicobar Island
Compulsion of wearing costume for decency has not yet touched the tribes of Andaman and Nicobar islands.
 
 Grown amidst the remote surroundings and forests of the islands of Andaman and Nicobar islands, the aboriginal tribes of this virgin land, un-invaded by civilization, go naked. The Sentinelese tribe till today wears nothing.

However, the predominant community of the Jarwas, flaunt themselves in necklaces, crafted from shells and barks of trees, waistband, armband etc.

Major changes has entered the lifestyle and culture of the Car Nicobar islanders, who no longer restrict themselves to the traditional costumes of coconut -leaf petticoats and other similar costumes. They now have adopted modern clothes. Same about the Onges, who after years of no-dress culture, now drape themselves in the costume of the land. The Shompen people cover themselves only from their waist. With time the people of Andaman have transformed and have taken to the new and improved cosmetics and dresses.

However, the Hindus, Sikhs and Christians, living on the islands, exhibit themselves in their traditional costumes of sari, salwars , skirt-blouse, Dhoti, Kurtas, Pajamas, pants, trousers, shirts and so on. The people have taken to the new, modern attire in place of old, traditional clothes which were mainly out of plant leaves and other similar costumes.

Costume-patterns of Andaman and Nicobar Islands are on the tide of change. It is interesting to see the sea-shell ornaments and natural products like leaves of trees, forming the costume of a place. Costumes of Andaman and Nicobar Islands are in harmony with the blue romance of the sea and the sylvan ambience.

(Last Updated on : 29/06/2011)
More Articles in Indian State Costumes  (66)
Recently Updated Articles in Indian Costume
Pochampally Ikat Sarees
Pochampally Ikat sarees are distinguished for their unique designs and fine fabrics.
Zardozi
Zardozi is a form of metal embroidery in Rajasthan using gold and silver wires on a particular framework.
Costumes of Assam
Costumes of Assam, chiefly, consist of the Muga or the golden silk fibre. It is the outstandingly rich texture of Muga, which gifts Assam silk saris, their breathtaking beauty.
Costumes of Nagaland
Costumes of Nagaland mainly comprise shawls which are an extensively used item of the state. It is the most significant item used by the Naga people.
Thapada
Thapada, the traditional shawl of Himachal Pradesh, highlights the prowess of indigenous craftsmanship.
E-mail this Article | Post a Comment
Forum
Forum on Indian Costume
Free E-magazine
Subscribe to Free E-Magazine on Society
 
 
Costumes of Andaman and Nicobar Island - Informative & researched article on Costumes of Andaman and Nicobar Island
Sitemap
Contact Us   |   RSS Feeds
Copyright © 2008 Jupiter Infomedia Ltd. All rights reserved including the right to reproduce the contents in whole or in part in any form or medium without the express written permission of
Jupiter Infomedia Ltd.