Kashmir Traditional Costumes

Kashmir Traditional Costumes:

Kashmir Traditional costumes have a lot of History and very traditional and cultural state in India. The costumes of the people in Kashmir wear the dresses according to the weather conditions. The weather is mostly very cool and chilly, so the people wear the costumes which comfort them and save them from the protection of weather. During the ancient period, many Western countries likePersians, Romans and Greeks ruled this area, so their tradition of wearing costumes influenced on the Kashmiri people. The advent of Aryan and civilization also caused in the lifestyle of Kashmiri people. The Kashmir traditional costumes make with cotton, silk and wool and the dresses designed with embroideries. Such cloth Pheran is the most famous dress for men and women.

kashmir traditional costumes
In ancient period according to Hieun Tsang, the Kashmiri people dressed in leather doublets and clothes of White linen. They cover their body with a warm cloak with the Nilamata Purna, called Pravarana. The rich people cover their body in winter with woollen shawls and ordinary people cover cheaper woollen cloth.

Kashmir Traditional Costumes of Women:


One of the Kashmir traditional costumes are Pheran. Nilamata Purana is the traditional costume to the males and females. The costume also called pheran or pravarna. The dress is in two pieces, one used as underlayer which called Potsh, being of light white cotton. The Pheran has wide sleeves with long stripes of red borders. These borders attached around the chest open collars. A coloured sash tied around the waist. This Pheran is worn mostly by the Muslim women, to show their tradition and culture with the wide sleeves that get to the knees. The same dress also wears by Hindu women but the Pheran is very long and gets to the toes. Kasaba is another costume like headdress, it is used to wear when the people wear the Pheran costume.

Kashmir Traditional Costumes of Men:

Pheran is also a popular kashmir traditional costumes among the men. Pheran uses Kangri, which is a type of eastern vessel. Pathani suit is very famous in Srinagar for Hindu men. Muslim men also prefer to wear turban and caps. Wearing the Pashmina shawl is a symbol of royalty. It made using goat wool, and the textures and designs on the shawl are very attractive and embroidery on these shawls makes a lot of richness.

Kashmir Traditional Costumes Dogras:

Dogras are half nomadic tribe living inJammu. The women of this community wear pajamas with a decorated head-dress. The men wear fitted kurtas and pajamas.
Gujjars Costumes: Gujjars are the very famous tribe in Kashmir. Most of the people in this tribe are shepherds. Men and women dress styles are same, and the ear tunics with loose fitting salwar.

Costumes of Ladakh:

Women wear the Kuntops, which an in variety dress. They also attached to this dress with Bok, which is a dazzling shawl. Men wear woolen robe designed Goucha. And also wear Skerag which is also a dazzling sash.