Traditional Dress of West Bengal
Costumes of West Bengal show the cosmopolitan culture of the state. Saree is the traditional dress of women in West Bengal. In West Bengal, sarees are primarily woven in cotton and silk. The traditional weavers of West Bengal are reputed all over because of the quality of fabric spun and their fine thread work. Different varieties of sarees are woven in the various districts of West Bengal. Bengal silk is famous for its sophisticated quality and texture. The only difference is in the way of wearing it. The Bengali style of wearing a saree has no pleats and is elegantly draped around the body and the pallu has a bunch of keys that falls over the shoulder. Baluchari, Jamdani are famous traditional sarees of West Bengal. Traditional dress for men in West Bengal is the Punjabi and the Dhoti.
Traditional Dress of Orissa
Women in Odisha wear the Oriya Saree, which is often draped with a 5 yard cotton ikat cloth. Traditionally, the women of Odisha dress in sarees of blue, red and magenta and other deep colours, with ikat patterning. Odisha is recognized for its handlooms, especially the Odisha sarees. In Odisha, there are many different motifs and designs woven in cotton and silk to create the distinctive sarees of Odisha like Bomkai, Sambalpuri which are also famous in the international markets.
Traditional Dress of Bihar
The state of Bihar has inculcated traditional old values to the core. It is known for its hand woven textiles in the field of costume. The village crowd of Bihar adheres to the traditional pattern of dresses and jewellery. The costume of the women folk of Bihar is chosen carefully in keeping with tradition. Saree remains the traditional dress of women in Bihar.
Traditional Dress of Jharkhand
The most common dress of the men of Jharkhand is a single piece of cloth known as ‘Bhagwan’. However the non tribal people of the state generally opt for Kurta and pyjamas. The non-tribal women just like the men opt for modern costumes and most commonly wear a saree and a blouse.