Tamil Nadu Traditional Costumes
Tamil Nadu traditional costumes:
Tamil Nadu traditional costumes are very famous for every conventional activity. The temples and rich culture of Tamil Nadu are well respected by all Indians. Tamilians especially give respect to wearing their traditional dresses. The traditional dress of Men in Tamil Nadu is Vesti (Dhoti). They are also called Veshti or Dhoti with Angavastram and a shirt. The women wear traditional sari and blouse. The dress of the Tamil Nadu People was admired and liked by everyone.
Women’s dressing style:
The saris are very famous in Tamil Nadu. There are many materials used to weave the saris. They are like cotton, silk, crepe silk, organza, georgette and patola silk—the women in Tamil Nadu wear rich culture saris. The young girls wear full-length short blouses and shawls; this style is called Pavada, also known as a half sari. Now, most women in cities wear Salwar Kameez, Jeans and Pants. Men are wearing T-shirts, Cotton shirts. The women in Tamil Nadu wear the traditional costume of a Sari with Zari work.
The Kanchipuram saris are worn on wedding occasions, when going to temples, and on auspicious days. The women are also attractive in modelling the Kanchipuram saris, even in offices. The colour, texture and style of these saris are very famous all over the world. The saris weave with a combination of Silk and Cotton yarn. The length of the sari is generally six yards long. The style and comfort of the sari are most elegant and can suit anyone. The women are also interested in wearing various silk saris with heavy zari embroidery. They express the rich culture and tradition of Tamil Nadu. But most of the women give preference to wearing Kanchipuram saris.
Tamil Nadu traditional costumes Style of Men:
There is not more variety of costumes for the men according to their tradition. Generally, they wear Vesti (Dhoti) with a white shirt and angavastra. The Vesti (Dhoti) are available in different colours, but pure white Vesti (Dhoti) are the traditional costumes for men in Tamil Nadu and marriage costumes. The young ones wear the Vesti (Dhoti) in various colours. The men are interested in wearing Angavastram, the most Tamil dressing style and a piece of cloth wrapped around the shoulders. Currently, men are wearing Tea Shirts, jeans and other modern costumes.
21 thoughts on “Tamil Nadu Traditional Costumes”
This article portrays wrong thing and it should be removed . It hurts the feeling of Tamil people. How dare you mentioned ‘lungi’ . It’s a false article . School children don’t copy this and write.
veshti is traditonal but lungi is also a type of veshti
It’s really nice to think
Yes very well said
This will absolutely help children
Yes that is absolutely correct
the traditional dress for men is not lungi, it is dhoti.
Theirs no specific code highlighted of tamilians dress style
Lungi is different from Vesti (Dhoti).
Lungi is an informal dress which comes in different colours and designs. It does not have any karai (border).
What is karai? a karai is comparatively thicker material woven at the borders of Vesti. There are many colour of Karai among them golden karai is treated special and often used in marriages and other functions. Karai can also represent your political party or simply you can wear just a Vesti without any Karai.
What is the traditional dress of Tamilnadu?
Men: Vesti, Sattai (upper garment or shirt) and Thundu (Also called as angavasthram).
Women: Podavai (saree) with Ravikai (blouse).
Traditional dress of Tamil male is not “Lungi” but Veshti or Dhothi worn in Pachakachcham style. You can see all community males wearing in this style in old Photographs and sculptures in Temples.
Yes not lungi please do not spread false name as many read it it is veshti – pattu pavadai worn by small girls, adult girl wear half saree which is made of silk or cotton etc which is now fashionably called as lehenga by north people designed in some others fabrics and women wear saree silk saree cotton saree extra
Dear PEndam Srinivas,
Please note that, Tamizhar or Tamizhians is the right spelling to state our tamilnadu belonging peoples. One more imporatnt correction, our traditional dress is Dhoti and not lungi, please dont spread false information to the world through this blog.
It gives wrong interpreattion to other state or country people who read this article.
Hope you understand.
I think ‘pin kosuvam’ Saree Style should also included in traditional type dress of tamiliians.
exactly. this is what i come to comment
The traditional dress for men is Dhoti not Lungi. Lungi is different and Dhoti is different.
At first they used to wear saree at another type called madisar (9 gajam ) And boys used wear panchagancha
It give users knowledge about traditional and costumes of tamil nadu
Nice work for men and women.
For children to read and write