Costumes of Central Indian States for Men
Most of the men stick with Dhoti made from cotton or other light garment as their traditional clothing. They wear a specific kind of turban called as Safa which is a headgear worn in the eastern part of the state, and Pagri is being worn in the western part. A piece of cloth known as Orni or Lugra is used to cover the head and the shoulders.
Costumes of Central Indian States for Women
Women wear Lehenga and Choli in Central India. Bandhani cloth is another specialty of the state which is also called as Bandhej. This is largely produced in Ujjain, Indore and Maundsar. The fabric is painted with molten wax and is dyed with cold dyes to produce a cloth type called Batik. Contrast patterns on Batik cloth are quite famous. The delicate Chanderi and Maheshwari sarees produced in Madhya Pradesh are hand-woven, and they are quite famous all over India. Some of the favourite and traditional colours among the women of Central India are red and black.
Tribal Costumes of Central Indian States
The tribal costumes of Central India are truly distinct. They have developed an interesting pattern of costumes for several occasions. Ornaments made of beads, cowries and feathers are an integral part of the tribal costumes. Colourful costumes are worn by the tribes during dance festivals, religious festivals and other important occasions. Peacock feathers, chunky ornaments, bright headgears, etc. all constitute the tribal costumes on festive occasions. Ghungroos are attached to the costumes to give them a tinkling effect.
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