How do people dress in Nepal?

How do people dress in Nepal?

What is the dress of Nepal?

These two are one of the common questions I get about Nepal, so I figured I’ll write a post to dive into this topic.

A nepali boy wearing a traditional Nepal Dress.

A nepali boy wearing a traditional Nepal Dress, Dhaka topi and daura suruwal. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Here is the short and quick answer to How do people dress in Nepal? It Is, like how people dress in most of the world. Now i said the short answer as its true for most men and most of nepalese living in developed areas but not true for everyone.

The way people dress in Nepal is very modest in manner. The tradition Nepali dress for men  is the Daura Suruwal and Dhaka topi. The dress has religious designs on it. It consists of eight different strings that can be used to fasten it to a persons body. This represents the number 8 which is considered to be lucky in Nepali mythology. It is made which a closed neck which is said to represent a snake around the neck of Lord Shiva. Women wear an item of clothing called a sari. The sari is mostly  composed of material made from cotton or silk.

The long answer and the answer to what is the traditional dress/attire of Nepal has to go on a little bit of depth.

The way people dress in Nepal is determined by the geographical area, caste, economic status , amongst many other factors. as you might have already guessed,people living in places of high altitude wear clothing that is composed of several layers and often use thick material and animal skins. Men residing in hot terai areas wear a simple cloth wrapped around as bottoms and a simple tank top. Women commonly wear sarees of different fabrics based on the climate and geography

Traditional Dress of Nepal

The way people dress in Nepal is very modest in manner. The tradition Nepali dress for Nepali Men is the Daura Suruwal or Labeda – Suruwal.The  Nepali dress also has some religious designs or affects  on it. It consists of eight different strings that can be used to fasten it to a persons body. This represents the number 8 which is considered to be lucky in Nepali mythology. It is made which a closed neck which is said to represent a snake around the neck of Lord Shiva. Men: Daura suruwal and dhaka topi

Women: Saree

Women in Nepal wear saree or sari-like garment called a guniu. The guniu can be woven from cottons or silk fabrics. In Nepal, the sari is commonly draped around the waist and worn with a separate shawl like garment on the upper body. This style of draping is called Haku patasi.

Traditional Sherpa Dress

Sherpas are well known around the world for their amazing high altitude survival and climbing skills. Traditional Sherpa dress consists of a knee-length robe woven of yak wool. This garment is similar for both men and women and is worn with yak wool pants. Boots made of yak hide and stuffed with dried grass for warmth were traditional. Today, many Sherpas have opted for Western dress, including cowboy hats and boots, which help in the cold himalayan weather.

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