(Last Updated on : 26-02-2019)
is also known as the Jewel of Western India and the traditional dress of the state
reflects its rich culture
and heritage. The traditional dress of Gujarat is different for both men and women and there is a certain kind of diversity in the costumes
. This is because there are various ethnic groups constituting Gujarats population.
Tarditional Dress of Gujarat for Men
The traditional dress of Gujarat for men mainly comprise of the kediyu or kurta
as the upper garment, dhoti
or chorno for the lower garments. Discussed elaborately below is the various traditional dress of Gujarat for men:
A traditional dress of Gujarat worn only by men, Chorno is a type of cotton
pants that looks like a stitched dhoti. Chorno has a string to tie at the waist or have elastic and is loose and comfortable attire for men.
Also referred to as Angrakhu, the traditional dress of Kediyu or Kurta is a frock type kurta with frills, worn by the men in Gujarat. It is worn above the chorno to cover the top part of the body.
Dhotee or dhoti is a long piece of garment that is wrapped around the lower body of men. The garment is wrapped around the waist and tucked from between the legs. Gujarati men wore white or light coloured dhotis for normal wear.
Most of the men of Gujarat in the rural areas are known to wear a headgear or turban
called Phento, which consists of a layered cloth wrapped around the head.
The traditional dress for the men of Kutch is almost same but slightly different. They wear loose pants with short frock-like coats that are tied together with a string and attached to the coat instead of buttons. They wear it under long sleeved jackets beneath the coat. The men usually wear white coloured clothes with red or white coloured phento or turban on their heads.
The traditional jewellery for the men of Gujarat is not much but some of the men may wear a gold ring and gold chain.
Traditional Dress of Gujarat for Women
The traditional dress of Gujarat for women mainly comprise of the chaniya choli or the ghagra choli, chaniyo, choli, chunni and saree
among others. Discussed elaborately below are the various traditional dress of Gujarat for women:
The traditional dress of Gujarati women, the Chaniya Choli is often paired with an odhni or dupatta. The chaniyo or the lehenga
that is paired with the chaniya choli is a coloured petticoat or skirt-like garment which is designed with mirrors and thread work.
The chunni or dupatta is an elongated piece of cloth to complete the dress. The chunni is worn diagonally and is used to cover their heads.
The traditional dress for the women of Kutch is different than that of the traditional dress of Gujarat. The women of Kutch wear a special type of choli called abha or kanjari, which is a long piece of blouse that is decorated with mirror work and golden or silver thread work.
The traditional jewellery
for the women of Gujarat includes bangles, earrings
, nose pins
. The women also flaunt ornate, tassel key rings on their waist. The married women have Mangalsutra
strung around their neckline and apply vermilion or sindoor on the parting of their hair in order to symbolize the holy bond of marriage
. Women in the villages of Gujarat
adorn themselves with tribal jewellery