CLOTHS ( ATTIRE)

MEN DRESS


THE MALE DRESS COMPRISED LONG WHITE CALICO KURTA (CHOLA),WHITE CALICO TEHMAD (MANJHLA) AND WHITE MUSLIN TURBAN (PATKA).EVERY MALE HAD TO WEAR A PATKA, AS BARE HEAD WAS REGARDED AS A MARK OF INSOLENCE.

PATKA

CHOLA

MANJLA

FOOTWEAR

KHERI

A FLAT SANDAL KNOWN AS TILLAY WALI KHERI IS  THE TRADITIONAL MALE FOOTWEAR.

 THE LADIES USED TO WEAR COLORFUL CHINTZ (PRINTED COTTON) KURTI OVER A DARK COLORED COTTON TEHMAD (MANJHLA) AND TRADITIONAL HEADGEAR KNOWN AS TIKRA. A SORT OF KHUSA KNOWN AS PAHN WAS THE FEMALE FOOTWEAR. LOCALLY MADE GOLD AND SILVER JEWELLARY INCLUDED GAANI (NECKLACE) CHAN KANGAN (BRACELET) CHHAPS (GOLD OR SILVER RINGS), TEELAS, SMALL GOLDEN DISCS ON BOTH SIDES OF THE NOSE AND WALIAN, A SET OF 24 EAR RINGS DANGLING FROM 12 TINY HOLES BORED ALONG THE EDGE OF EACH EAR.(PINNA)BORN BEAUTY NEEDS NO COSMETICS. THE CAUSTIC- SODA WASHING SOAP WAS USED AS SHAMPOO AND FACE-WASH. DANDASA, SURMA,KAJAL AND MEHNDI WERE USED ONLY ON FESTIVE OCCASIONS.

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