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Giddha & Bhangra Dresses

 Giddha

Traditional Giddha dance dresses or costumes include dupatta or scarf, salvaar-kamzeez, tikka, jhumka, paranda, raani-haar, baazu-Band, pazaibs and so on. Keep reading to learn more about traditional Giddha dance dresses.

 

 

Giddha is one of the most popular Punjabi folk dances, though confined to women only. In Punjab, the traditional gidda dress is quite elegant. During giddha dance women wear choli with ghagra or lehnga, which is loose shirt upto ankle-length or wear ordinary Punjabi Salwar-Kamiz, rich in colour, cloth and design. The ornaments that they wear are suggi-phul which is worn on head to pazaibs, haar-hamela, gem-studded golden necklace, baazu-band and raani-haar which is a long necklace made of solid gold. Females also wear Giddha Jhumkies. The giddha dress adds charm to females grace in their dress.Giddha dress outfits are neccesary for giddha dance.

•    Dupatta / chunni /scarf: This is heavily embroidered in a gidda costume. Chunni is overtaken over head.scarf is used to cover head.
•    Kameez :- It is type of shirt.
•    Salwaar :- salwar are thebaggy pants
•    Tikka :- Tikka is jewellery on the forehead.
•    Jhumka :- Jhumka are the long dangling earrings.
•    Paranda :Paranda is the braid tassle.
•    Suggi-Phul :- It is worn on head.
•    Raani-Haar :It is a long necklace made of solid gold.
•    Haar-Hamela: It is a gem-studded golden necklace.
•    Baazu-Band :It is worn around upper-arm of the body.
•    Panzaiba :English its known as anklets .

 Bhangra

Bhangra Dress is as colorful and vibrant as the Bhangra dance itself. Let’s have a look on beautifully designed traditional Bhangra costumes for men.
Kurta

Kurtas are similar to a silk shirt, with about 4 buttons, very loose with embroidered patterns. Kurtas are made from various materials of your choice. You can choose the type and color of embroidery according to your needs and taste. You are also able to decide whether you would like collars, sequins, mirrors and more!


Vests

Most of our vests are made from velvet or cotton. We use our creativity to design amazing and beautiful vests of your choice that fit well. You will find many designs to choose from as well as different styles of embroidery!


Chadar

Chadar is also a part of the Bhangra outfit. Chadar is a loose loincloth tied around the dancer’s waist. Chadars can be made from multiple materials and can be tie dyed to the exact color you desire. Again it would be decorated with multiple colors as well as embroidery and gota to match your taste and overall outfit!
Paggs

One of the most striking features of Bhangra dress or shall we say the pride of Bhangra dress is the Pagg. Pagg (turban) is a vital part of Bhangra dress as it is considered a sign of honor in Punjab and the rest of India.Other dresses which are used in Bhangra are

  •      Turla or Torla (fan like adornment on the turban)
  •    Pag (turban, a sign of pride/honor in Punjab): This is tied different to the traditional type of turban that you can see   Sikh's        wearing     in the street. The turban has to be tied before each show, and is not ready made like a hat.
  •    Kaintha (necklace), some men also wear earrings
  •     Kurta - Similar to a silk shirt, with about 4 buttons, very loose with embroidered patterns.
  •     Lungi or Chadar - This is a loose loincloth tied around the dancer’s waist. Again it would be decorated.
  •     Jugi: A waistcoat, with no buttons.
  •     Rammal: These are essentially scarves worn on the fingers. They look very elegant and effective when the hands move during the course of bhangra performance.

One of the most striking features of bhangra dress or shall we say the pride of bhangra dress is the pag. The bhangra pug is different from normal Sikh pag. It resembles more with the turban tying style followed by jatts in rural Punjab. The pag is further adorned with fan shaped turla. Traditionally, turla is made from one end of the heavily starched pag. At times, performers prefer to attach a more fancy fan-like turla. Pag is further highlighted with the use of gota (broad golden lace). Many dancers also tie colourful chunni around their waist.

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