Punjab the store house of culture.
Punjab is one of the most culturally rich state in India. Punjabis are known for their connection to Mother Nature and that can be seen in whatever they do, be it celebrating a festival or dressing up for some occasion. Punjab has come a long way when it comes to dressing, from a state where both sexes use to wear tops reaching knees with scarfs and dhoti to a place where people are seen wearing NIKE air max with Armani jeans. The thing that people of Punjab has done beautifully is that they have retained the beautiful traditional and cultural dress.
Punjab’s rich and vibrant culture is seen in their dresses aswell. It is a beautiful combination of Eastern and Western dresses along with beautiful traditional jewellery. Both men and women wear different types of dresses on different occasions.
One of the oldest types of dress still found in Punjab is Suthan. First came into existence during the mauryan empire one can easily find people flaunting suthan in Punjab.
By far the most common and elegant piece of dress is the Kurta. Traces of people wearing kurta can dated back to 11 century . Kurta has travelled a long way in punjab from being worn with dhotis to now being worn with jeans and trousers. Different types of kurtas like multani, phulkari, bandhani, muktasari etc can be found in punjab.
Punjabi suit is the traditional dress of Punjabi women. It is very famous in the subcontinent and is even worn by people from Maharashtra and Sindh region. Punjabi suit is one dress which defines Punjabi women. Though it is the traditional dress of women, men can be seen flaunting it quite often.
Chola is the religious dress of Punjab. If you visit a gurudwara you will find a lot of people wearing chola. The same dress in Himachal is known as Dora.
The Punjabi ghagra was the traditional apparel for women before the advent of the Punjabi suit.It is still worn in parts of the Punjab region and the outfit comprises the head scarf, kurta/kurti, suthan/salwar and the ghagra.
The world-famous Punjabi jutti is the traditional footwear of Punjabi people. Juttis can be paired up with jeans, kurtas, dhoti etc and it looks elegant with each and every thing.
Things like churridar, phulkari, jama, angarkha are also found in Punjab. People of Punjab are attached to their culture and never miss a opportunity to wear and flaunt clothes. And now lastly, the famous headwear
The real identity of punajbi men is turban. Men traditionally wear the turban. In the past, large turbans were worn such as the type in Bahawalpur which could be up to 40 feet long. Now the turbans are shorter of various designs. This is the real fashion in punjab.
The modern Punjab:
People of Punjab have westernised themselves immensely and one can see them flaunting glares, jeans, shorts, funky t-shirts with sport shoes/juttis etc. Punjab has adopted to the western culture in their own style and has mixed up their tradition with western tradition.
Well there is a saying, what Punjabis do becomes trend and, what Punjabis wear becomes style!
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