Chhatisgarh, India`s 26th state, was carved out of Madhya Pradesh on 1st Nov. 2000. Chattisgarh is known for its tribal weaving. Chhattisgarh, formerly known as Southern Kosal, spans an area of 135,191 sq km, and holds a population of approximately 20 million. It has a literacy rate of 43 percent. The origin name of Chattisgarh is derived from the ancient dynasty South Kaushal taht we later know as Chattisgarh. Women are fond of `Kachhora` a typical manner of wearing saree. In fact women wearing `Lugda` (saree) and `Polkha` (blowse) with set of attractive ornaments are symbolic of tradition and heritage of Chhattisgarh.
in Bastar (Chhattisgarh)
Abhuj Maria Tribals (Bastar)
Their dressing needs are very small and money they do not covet at all. Both men and women wear only a piece of cloth round the waist
Folk Dance Costumes
Gaur Dance Costumes
Gaur dance is a popular folk dance. Men put head-dresses with stringed `cowries` and plumes of peacock feathers and make their way to the dancing ground.
Kaksar Dance Costumes
Boys put on a peculiar costume of a long white robe while girls are clad in all their finery