COSTUMES OF GUJARAT

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Costumes of: Gujarat.
Main Male Attire: Chorno & Kediyu.
Main Female Attire: Chaniyo & Choli.
Ornaments Worn By: Both Men And Women.

The commonest type of dress worn by males in rural areas consists of cotton drawers called 'chorno' and a short 'kediyu' or 'angarakhu' covering the upper part of the body. Most of the people especially agriculturists still continue to put on the typical head dress, thickly folded 'phento' or turban.

Women in villages put on 'chaniyo' the coloured petticoat often embroidered with 'abhala' or glass pieces, a similarly embroidered blouse or bodice called as 'choli' or 'polku' along with 'odhani', a coloured piece of coarse cloth covering the body and the head. Elderly males of higher classes put on 'dhoti' (waist cloth) and 'kafani' or 'peharan' (shirt). Girl Wearing Synthetic Bandhani Printed Odhnis in Gujarat

Gujarati males generally wear dhoti, long or short coat and turban cap. Nowadays, pants are becoming common instead of dhoti. The women wear sari and blouse. Parsi males wear pants, long coat and a headgear. The Parsi women's clothes are identical with those of the Hindu women with a slight difference marked by long sleeves of the blouse and a scarf on the head.

ORNAMENTAL EMBELLISHMENTS
Ornaments are used by both males and females since ancient times. In the past, certain ornaments were commonly used. These included 'kanthi' worn round the neck, silver 'kandora' worn round the waist and a 'Vinti' (ring) worn on one or more of the fingers. Women in rural areas generally put on heavy silver ornaments.




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