Madhya Pradesh Traditional Costumes:
Madhya Pradesh’s traditional costumes combine ancient culture and modern fashion. The state is located at the centre of India and is called the ‘Heart of India’. The state people are a combination of tribes, religious, high class and oppressed people. So here, the culture seems unity in diversity. The clothing of the state is displayed in multiple dimensions in different aspects. Here people wear differently designed beautiful costumes and rich ornaments.
Madhya Pradesh Traditional Costumes for Men:
Men wear the traditional dress Dhoti, which is also the conventional costume in various regions in India. Another traditional costume is the Safa, which is one type of turban. Wearing Safa enriches the appearance of the men. Mirzai and Bandi are other traditional costumes for Men in Madhya Pradesh. They are in black or white jackets. The Men in Malwa and Bundelkhand give a lot of preference to wearing Mirzai and Bandi. The colour of the costumes shows dignity and a radiant appearance. The very rural area, people wear mostly short Dhotis. The Dhotis are very comfortable while working outside and are famous as langot.
Madhya Pradesh Traditional Costumes for Women:
Women in Madhya Pradesh wear ordinary dresses called Lehenga and Choli. They also wear the Lugra or Orni, which is covered over the shoulder and head. The costumes are generally in Black and Red colours, and women are also interested in wearing the dress in Black and red. At present, some women also wear saris and now follow modern-fashioned costumes.
Ujjain, Indore, and Maundsar are mainly producing Bandhani dresses. The dress yarn is dyed in many methods, especially wax applied to the thread to bring some stiffness to weave comfortably and bring richness to the cloth. This dress is widely worn all across Madhya Pradesh. Madhya Pradesh is famous for Maheshwari, Chanderi Sarees, and the well-known rest of India. These dresses are also very favourite in foreign countries. The sari designs are very complex and moderate. The colours of the saris are beautiful. Sophisticated societies influence the people of Madhya Pradesh so that females can be seen in Western outfits. The growth of technology and infrastructure development in the tribal areas and small towns’ women following the changes in wearing costumes are occurring.
Kathir and Silver’s ornaments are very famous in tribal areas. Tribal women are interested in wearing these ornaments. Over the traditional costumes, women prefer to wear Bangles, necklaces, and bracelets to show the great virtue of women. Pyheb is another ornament; girls want to wear it on their feet. While the girls are walking and running, it makes beautiful sounds.
Tattoo designing is very common in rural and tribal areas. The people living in Bajara, Bhil, Kumhar, Bhilala, and Kahar are interested in marking tattoo designs on their hands and foreheads. The Tattoo designs are their names or God’s pictures.