This state, bearing the popular sobriquet, Vananchal, meaning land of woods, happens to be the habitat of ages-old tribal population.
Male costume of Jharkhand
Men maintain their decency with only one piece of cloth, called Bhagwan. The major tribes of Santhal Pargana, for instance the Paharis and the Santhals follow a dress-code, unique in appearance.
Side by side with the tribals, live the non-tribal people. These people envelop themselves in the traditional costume of Jharkhand, and almost the whole of India, dhoti, kurta- pajama and shirts. Men while featuring in ceremonies, adorn themselves in better quality and attractive-looking kurta, pajama and sherwani.
Female costume in Jharkhand
Women cover themselves in sarees and blouses. Women, belonging to well-off families, or costume-crazy women, can hardly ignore the dazzle of the ethnic as well as awesome Tussar silk sarees, manufactured in Jharkhand. Tribal female's traditional attire is the Panchi and Parhan. Parhan, the lower garment is topped off by the upper Parhan.
The silk sarees are endowed with a lustrous texture, and often with traditional paintings or print, demonstrating tribal dances, and tribal festivals, i.e. various nuances of tribal life. Recently, the newly launched Anjana and Swarnarekha silks of Jharkhand are ruling the market. Fashion-conscious women are flaunting themselves in this new innovation, respecting ethnicity.
The tribe-centric culture of Jharkhand, has exhibited its preference for plain but elegant accessories. Gold, silver and beads ornaments are indeed aesthetic and hence, eye-captivating. The local women beautify themselves with the help of these ethnic and artistic costumes of Jharkhand.
People of Jharkhand harbour a love for perfumes and their aromas. So they have the habit of applying perfumes, in general. People of higher status of the society use the modern European dresses.
It is a veritable truth that if someone wants to view the sophistication and the magnificence of native-talents in India, then that individual must make a visit to the tribal heaven of India, Jharkhand and enjoy the lovely costumes, they can present forth.
(Last Updated on : 01-07-2011)
|More Articles in Traditional Dresses of States of India (77)|