Jammu and Kashmir has an extravagant rich culture, embraced elegantly with the beautiful traditional dresses and breathtakingly beautiful traditional jewellery.
Jammu and Kashmir is well known for its embroidery and intricate designs, which reflects the richness of its culture and tradition. To counter the cold weather of Jammu and Kashmir, most of the garments are made of wool and silk which are designed with the intricate embroideries.
Here’s everything you need to know about the traditional attire and the jewellery of Jammu and Kashmir.
For Hindu Women
The Pheran is a long piece of cloth, stretching up to the feet with narrow sleeves. The Pheran is wrapped tightly around the waist by a piece of cloth called Lungi. While the Pheran is adorned in autumn, suits are adorned in summers by the Kashmiri hindu women.
Taranga is a colored scarf, the headdress of a Kashmiri Hindu woman. Taranga is stitched to a suspended cap and it narrows down at the back, towards the heels and is an important element to be adorned by Hindu Kashmiri bride at her wedding.
Deji-haro is the silver jewellery ornament for the ears and it symbolises the marriage status of a Kashmiri pandit woman. It hangs from the upper portion of the ear and passes through the holes in the ears pierced at the top end of both the ear-lobes.
Apart from deji-hor, earrings, anklets and bangles are adorned by the Hindu Kashmiri women.
For Muslim Women
The Pheran worn by a Muslim Kashmiri woman is a traditional piece of cloth, long up to the knees and has broad sleeves with brocade patterns and prominent pockets. It is embellished by intricate and elaborated Zari embroideries or floral patterns around the neck. The Pherans are wrapped tightly either by a piece of creased cloth called Lungi or a Pashmina shawl
Muslim Kashmiri women wear a red-colored headgear called as Kasaba or Abaya. It looks very different from the Taranga and is tied around the forehead like a turban and decorated with trinkets and silver pins. The traditional headgears are made of fine and warm wool and are used as adorned as a protection against the extreme cold climatic conditions in Kashmir.
The unmarried Muslim Kashmiri girls wear the skullcaps which are embellished with the gold thread embroidery and decorated with the trinkets, pendants and amulets.
Silver jewellery is popular among the Muslim women. They usually adorn earrings, neckpieces, bracelets and heavily jewelled chains.
These were some of the beautiful and magnificent traditional attires and jewellery styles of Jammu and Kashmir.
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