Assam is one of the big city in northeast India that holds the unique cultural tradition. However, now the majority of urban civilizations adopted western attire, still, at the time of Bihu (One of the big traditional festival of Assamese), all come together in traditional attire. The traditional dresses of Assam speak about their religions, culture, and lifestyle, and integrity. Here I will walk you through, different Assamese traditional clothes, and why they are so special and will show you some recommendation’s to buy Assamese traditional dresses.
It’s a very popular piece of clothes of Assam. Men’s use it with Dhoti and used as a gift to show their love towards someone. If you look into other types of gamosa the is available in India, Assamese gamosa are little different. You will find different prints on the gamosa that represent the Assamese culture. The body of the gamosa comes as white with a red border and beautiful hand works in the one end. Assamese people celebrate their festivals wearing this traditional gamosa.
This is specially made in Assam only. The upper section of the dress is called Chadar, which is a two-piece dress. And the bottom section is known as Mekhela, which is a cylindrical shape clothing, Beautiful handwork designs and prints give it an original touch. Mekhela Chadar is very popular women wear in Assam that you can find in every assumes girl wardrobe. Especially in the day of traditional festivals, women wear’s this traditional attire. Below I have handpicked some enchanting Mekhela Chadar dresses, Have a look
Muga Silk Saree
Muga silk is very famous not just in Assam, but also in different parts of India. As it’s made of pure silk of silkworm, it produces the excellent quality of silk made from the natural objects. However, with the best quality of silk, the prices of Muga silk is little high. But, hand works, and purity makes it priceless. This high-quality silk is produced in Sualkuchi (Kamrup district of Assam). Below you will find some impressive collections of Muga silk that you can buy online.
Like women wear Mekhela Chadar on their traditional festivals, men wear’s dhoti kurta with gamosa. It’s a beautiful combination dhoti kurta with gamosa. On the traditional occasions of Assam like Bihu, men used to wear Dhoti kurta with Gamosa and women Mekhela Chadar and celebrate the day with dancing special Bihu dance. Assamese men’s wear dhoti kurta’s in the simple traditional way with a gamosa in wrapping on the neck. Below you will find some Dhoti Kurta.
The traditional jewelry that Assamese women use is Junbiri, It’s like a half moon pendant, but made traditionally to enhance the beauty of Assamese women. Junbiri is made by putting a thin gold plating over the silver, and it goes very well with Mekhela Chador. This is purely hand made and only made by the experts. You will find beautiful stone work and eye catching designs that represent Assam. Rather than junbiri, Assamese women wear simple gold pieces of jewelry.
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So, here was all about Assamese traditional dresses. I have shown you different ethnic dresses, jewelry, of Assam. Now, it’s your turn to pick Assamese traditional dresses outfit and get ahomia(in Assamese language Assamese named as “Ahomia”). There is nothing much left that I haven’t mentioned above, these are the main traditional dresses. However, there is some tribes culture who prefer to wear different, But that looks similar to these only. Hope you found this article helpful. Although if you want to know more comment below.