Posted on : Jun 7th,2011
Known for its mountainous terrain, Tripura is a landlocked state located in the northeastern tip of India. Similar to the other states that are counted among the ‘Seven Sisters of India’, Tripura, has its own distinctive traditional dresses known for its patterns and designs.
The people of the local tribes, especially, the women are believed to be highly crafted weavers which are very much reflected in the traditional attires of the state of Tripura. Mostly following a simple dressing style to sink well with the climate, the traditional dresses worn by the different tribes have a striking similarities with one another.
The women of the various tribes in Tripura dress themselves in the traditional ‘Rignai’, that covers the lower part of the body, while ‘Risa’ and ‘Rikutu’ are worn on the upper part. However, in today’s Tripura, risa has given way to the present day blouse which is more manageable and hence convenient. Rignai which is worn on the lower part of the body is known for the traditional patterns and designs. The different tribes of the state follow their distinctive designs and patterns for the Rignai. This traditional wear of Tripura women comes in numerous colorful shades.
The traditional wear which are generally worn by the men of the state comprise ‘rikutu’ and ‘kamchwlwi borok’. While the latter one is meant for the upper part, the former one is worn in the lower part of the body. In the present day Tripura, men are mostly found wearing modern dress flashing international style.
The state of Tripura is known for its simple yet attractive traditional clothes that is the characteristic feature of the skilled weavers of the people.