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Costumes of Kerala

Dress of Kerala - Know how do Kerala people dress up
The main dress worn by the people of Kerala is mainly traditional in nature though the costumes are to a large extent guided by the geographical conditions of the region.

The traditional dress forms are the 'Mundu and Neriathu' (a white piece of cloth with golden zari border symbolising royalty) for men; and 'sari' (a 5-6 metres long piece of cloth embroidered with golden border) with jacket for women.

With the changing trends in fashion and designing, the dress codes have changed. A multitude of colours and designs are available today.

Men and women today are clad in a variety of dresses.

The people have now taken to the northern style of dressing up though the western dresses have also found a lot of acceptance among the masses.
Men's Attire
Mundu - A White Piece of Cloth with Golden Jerried Border.
Women's Attire
Kerala traditional dress for Women
Saree and Blouse.

General Information


Onam Dress

Women adorn themselves with new saris and ornamented jewellery and decorate their houses with intricate designs of 'rangolis' and 'pookkalam' (flowers).