Women’s in Rajasthan almost 80% wear the traditional type of clothes which is known as “Rajputi poshak and Rajasthani dresses other than sarees or salwaar suits. This traditional garment of Rajasthan is sub divided into two groups women’s of Rajput or Rajpurohit Families wear Rajputi poshaks and other women’s wear Rajasthani dress consist of Odhni, Blouse and Ghagras whereas Rajputi Poshaks Consists of Odhni, Kurti, Kanchali, and Ghagras. This Rajputi poshak cover the whole body of women’s that is why it is considered as Royal Dress of Rajasthan as many queens and Princess wear Rajputi Poshak.
The symbol of Royalty and Traditional culture. Gives complete look and grace to women’s who wear this garments. As Rajput females belong to good protocol and well-defined family mainly they follow parda system also known as Ghungat. Rajputi poshaks comes with varied designs and color and embroidery work. Available in casual and weddings wear which is called “Bari”.
Classification of Rajputi Poshaks
Ghagra – A long skirt which touches the feet. Cut in short “kalis” to add width and grandeur at the bottom, more the “kalis” more the grandeur of Ghagra. Tailored with different fabrics in varieties of color, designs and prints.
Kurti and Kanchali – cover the upper body of women’s have two different pieces, kurti is worn over the kanchali. Tailored according to the measure of the body needs expert skills to tailor kanchali and kurti.
Odhani – A long piece of 2.5-meter transparent cloth, made with mild fabric usually georgette, chiffon and tor etc. Having light feather weight. Odhni gives complete look to women. The wearing style of odhani is different is different communities. Cover the whole body with the head add dignity and grace to women. Embellish look can be given by adding patches, embroidery, and some light Zari work.