Assam Traditional Costumes

Assam Traditional Costumes:

Assam traditional costumes have a long traditional history, the dresses of Assam are Silk Fiber or Muga and very famous for its design and style. In Assam state, most of the women prefer to wear the traditional costume ‘Muga’ or ‘Mekhela Chadar’. The designs are very beautiful to see and used ‘Eri’ and ‘Paat’ to weave the cloth. ‘Eri’  used to create winter clothing particularly shawls and ‘Paat’ used for ‘Mekhela Chadar’. Both dresses bring the attraction to the women.

assam traditional costumes

Especially the Silk saris of Assam are very popular and demand in India. The saris have fine delicate designs and rich patterns, made of fine woven. Embroideries are used to bring richness to the cloth. The state produces the hub silk, which has a number of silks like Eri, White Pat and Golden Murga.

Assam traditional costumes, Muga Artists:

These artists are very experienced in creating unique dresses. They involve in experimenting new variety of designs. Generally, the traditional colours are green, red, yellow and blue, but these artists create greenish blue and pinkish red to create new designs on the cloths. These colourful fabrics attractive and one can enthusiasm to wear these dresses. Bridal wears these designed clothes by adding silver and golden threads, then the bride looks gorgeous on the wedding occasion.

Traditional Costumes of Assam Tribes:
Dimasa Tribe:

Dimasa tribe wear the traditional and cultural dress of household looms. The pattern and style designs are very attractive. Both women and men wear the skirt type of attire. Rigu, another variety of dress, girls and women prefer to wear this dress.

Bodo Tribe:

assam traditional costumes

The Bodo Tribe women used Mekhla costume as their customary dress. Generally, the Bodos live in greenery and hilly areas, so their costume designs and colours also similar to their location. They wear the upper wrap, known as Riha worn with Chaddar. Men wear Dhoti and Chaddar.

Thai Phake Tribe:

The women of Thai Phake Tribe used to wear the costume Chairchin, which has beautiful striped girdle. The dresses seem very stunning and light in colour and respective to the others. Women felt the passion wear this dresses and the Young girls also interest to wear these costumes in different sizes, these sizes known as Fafek. The Tribal men wear loin cloth with red and black stripes, a short shirt also wears, this is known as Sho.

Mishing Tribe:

Assam traditional costumes, especially Women in this Tribe wear their traditional dress Sampa, which is very famous in Assam. Married women wear an additional piece of cloth on their hip. They cover the body part with Galuk cloth. Hura is also another traditional costume of Mishing Tribe. Men wear dhoti and white shirt, which are known as Kurta.

Rabhas Tribe:

These people traditional costumes are called Koum Kontong. The costumes are in bright colours. The colourful and stylish dresses are very attractive. The cloth covered like a shirt all across the waist. Women wear the colourful blouses.