(Last Updated on : 17/11/2016)
Costumes of Andhra Pradesh
and Blouse for women, and Dhoti
for men. Andhra Pradesh is the insignia of the cultural convergence of South India. Andhra Pradesh costumes are very famous for cotton
textiles. However, the traditional dress of Andhra Pradesh still is the ethnic handloom sarees that are made at different places and are mostly famous by the names of these places.
Costumes of Andhra Pradesh for Men
Among the Hindus
men usually wear a Dhoti and Kurta. The Muslims
in general wear pyjamas instead of dhotis and kurta and the Fez cap, which though is not so common now. Traditionally the dhoti, Kurta, Shirt and Angavastram form the ordinary dress for men in southern India. The dhoti is wrapped around the loins without any gathers or pleats either at the back or in the front. The dhoti then hangs as a straight skirt without any gathers, much like a Lungi
usually, men wear a white cotton dhoti with a narrow colourful border
Costumes of Andhra Pradesh for Women
Sarees of the original handlooms of Andhra Pradesh are complete with ethnicity and richness of texture. The women of all communities together with Muslims wear Sarees and blouses. Some Muslim women also put on Salwar Kameez Dupatta
. Sarees are the most happening costumes of Andhra Pradesh, not only, but in India but in other parts of the globe also. Kalamkari
sarees, Kurti (tops), salwar-kameez, have become the popular costumes of Andhra Pradesh. This particular art form is prevalent in Machilipatnam
of Andhra Pradesh. Dharmavaram, Gadwal
and Mangalgiri Sarees of Andhra Pradesh have world wide repute for the production and distribution.
Tribal Costumes of Andhra Pradesh
Lambadies are a familiar tribal group in Andhra Pradesh and are well-known for their colourful costumes. The Lambadi men have taken on the regional dress but the women folk have to this day preserved their gorgeous colourful and heavy garments, with lot of mirrors and beads studded on them. They dress in wide skirts in many gay and loud shades of red, orange and blue.
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