Assamese traditional dress- Assam is the gateway to the northeastern states of India. The state of Assam is very rich in its natural resources, culture, and linguistic diversities.
The state of Assam is inhabited by people of different ethnic groups. Each ethnic group has customs, traditions, heritage, language, and its own dress. All ethnic groups living in Assam are collectively called Assamese.
Therefore, when it is called the Assamese traditional dress, the costumes of each ethnic group are included in it. Assam is home to ahoms, miri, mishimi, koch, kachari, bodo, dimasa, tiwa, deori, karbi, rava, gado, lalung, kuki, maran matak, tea tribe etc. Each of these communities has different outfits.
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Some Examples of Assamese traditional dress-
Muga mekhela sador-Assamese traditional dress
This type of Mugaa mekhela sador is widely used by Assamese women during the festive season and other rituals.
Toss mugaa mekhela sador-Assamese traditional dress
Instead of mugaa mekhela sador Toss MUGA mekhela sador is used, made off toss Muga silk. The quality of this silk is not good as the original muga silk and the price is also lower than that.
Nuni Pator sador mekhela
As the name indicates the mekhela sador is made of nuni silk. The color of the silk is white. Nuni mekhela sador is mostly used on summer days.
Nuni cotton/Semi nuni Sador mekhela
Semi nuni mekhela sador is made of Nuni silk and cotton or padmini yarn. This type of sador mekhela is very popular these days.
Riha is a piece of cloth worn by Assamese women during bihu dance and other rituals. Generally, Rihas are made of Muga silk. It is used like other sador but the Rihas are little narrower than Sador. Riha is purely golden in color and has a red colour design on both sides called Kes bosa design.
What is the price of a pure mugaa mekhela sador?
What is the price of a toss mugaa mekhela sador?
What is the price of a Nuni mekhela sador?
What is the price of a Gamusa?
Normal Gamusa Price- Rs 100 to Rs 300.
Pator Gamusa Price- Rs1000 to Rs2000.
Nugaa Gamusa Price- Rs4000 to 10000.
Toss muga gamusa price- Rs1500 to Rs5000.
Which cloth is famous in Assam?
Which saree is famous in Assam?
Why Assam silk is costly?
The third reason for the high cost is globally the demand for Assam silk is very high and the production is very less as well.
Which is the costliest silk in Assam?
The muga silk is very costly in Assam. The cost of 1 kg muga silk is around Rs20,000.