Indian Costumes

The arrival of the Indian community to this country showcases a colourful fashion ensemble from the Indian continent brought forth by the Hindu-Ceylonese-Tamil and the Punjabi-Singhs descendants. The costumes worn by the Indian ethnic group are vibrant and colourful, and richly decorated with woven gold and silver thread embroidery including sequins and precious stones adornments.

During weddings, the groom is usually attired in a dhoti complete with turban whilst the bridesmaid looking resplendent in saree and tight fitting blouse known as choli. Young maidens are more comfortable in loose ‘Ihenga’ skirt and short blouse or choli. The Punjabi men usually wears a dhoti or kurta whilst the womenfolk in loose tunic and trousers known as salwar-khameez-dupatta complete with embroidered gold thread embroidery and sequins.


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