Maharashtra Costumes

Maharashtra Costumes:

Costumes of Men:

Maharashtra Costumes are very colourful and attractive. The state is a very vast state in India, so there are some different physical features in Maharashtra. The different atmospheres also caused to wear different costumes by the Marata People. The men in Maharashtra wear their traditional dress dhoti and shirt with headdress, which is called ‘Pheta’. Generally, men wear the cotton cloth which is about two to three meters long and have the borders at the edges. The headdress is folded cap which is made of cotton, silk and woolen fabrics. They are also wearing over the shirt waistcoat called ‘Bandi’. Nagpur handmade dhotis are very famous for their durability. Especially Maratha Brahmans prefer to wear dhotis which are used five tucks to securing their dhoti.

Costumes of Women:

maharashtra costumes
Women prefer to wear sari and blouse called ‘Choli’. Saris are 7 meters long and 9 meter long sizes. Women follow the tradition of wear the costumes in the style that Sari is tucked worn between the legs. The blouses are short sleeved, which are covers only half of the length of back. ‘Lugadi’ is another style of 9-meter saree, these saris used by the elderly women. The Lugadi is also forty-five inches in width and has two lengthwise borders. The model of the wearing style is quite different, the hind pleats tucked into the waist at the back center and the decorated end thrown over the left shoulder.