PHOTOS

Koch Rajbongshi Traditional Ornaments

Koch-Rajbongshi Traditional Costume: “Patani”/ “Phota” is the traditional dress of a Koch-Rajbongshi woman. It is produced in handloom at home in different colours. According to Dr. Dipak Kumar Roy there are fifteen types of patani and they are Saishyaphuli, Ghuni, Dhala, Dhalakala, Bulukdhala, Maldoi, Toroiphuli, Chikonpair, Doraduri, Saada, Ghugupari, Chotapari, Suryapuri, Chotari and Guthaotha. This form of dress is antique and it is claimed that the reference of Patani is also available in the ancient book “Manashakabya” by Mankar in the anecdote of Behula and Lakshindar. According to Dr. C.C. Sanyal-“A Rajbansi woman is happy with Phota(Patani). This is a coloured cloth of Five cubits long and 2.5 cubits wide. This she ties just above the breast and it hang down up to the knees. The two ends of the Phota are not sewn together. It is an open cloth. Within the last 10 years Phota is going out of the market.” Angcha is the traditional dress of Koch-Rajbongshi gentleman. It is produced in handloom at home in different colours with 6 feet of length and 3 feet wide. Gamcha is a rectangular piece of cotton cloth produced in handloom specially yellow in colour. It has a great significance among the Koch-Rajbongshis which is traditionally regarded as a matter of practice and dignity and used as a towel. Pachara is a type of shawl used by both man and woman folk of Koch-Rajbongshis preparing it in handloom specially with cotton or Eri silk yarn. Besides these some other traditional attires of Koch-Rajbongshis are- Dagla, Parna, Khetar-parna, Kheta, Kabwos-kapur, , Andee-pachara Urna, Jol-gamcha etc. Ornaments of Koch-Rajbongshi women: The Koch-Rajbongshi women of Assam, West Bengal, Bihar, Nepal and Meghalaya do wear some extraordinary ornaments of different designs in different parts of the body such as-ear, nose, neck, wrist, waist, arm, ankle, finger,toe etc. along with their traditional attires in order to get better the personality and attractiveness. These ornaments are basically made of gold, silver, copper, Brass, shell etc. These are as follows. Ornaments of wrists & arms(Bracelet): Bala,Kharu,Bauti,Kangkon,Gajora,Sompanji,Baju, Baas Patari etc. Ornaments of neck(Necklace): Suryahar,Siklihar,Chandrahar,Machihar, Kathimalahar,Sikahar,Takachara,Madhumala,Kuchiyamarhar,Hashuli, Kathikalamala,powalmala,gotmala,Monihar,Chick,Gajmatihar,Kawasmala,Dulalimala, eshahar etc. Ornaments of nose: Phul, Nelok, Notho, Solia Notho, Bali, Phurkuri, Nataya, Naakdhosa etc. Ornaments of ears: Onti, Makri, Machipat, Guji, Chaki, Kaanbali,Shatkori, Faasti,Khirol,Paasha, Chokia etc. Ornaments of waist: Got, bat etc. Ornaments of ankles(Anklet): Theng kharu, Baagh kharu, Paar kharu, Char kharu, Mol, Powpata Ornaments of fingers & toes: Aangti, Paiso, Pajor, Panja etc.

Koch-Rajbongshi Traditional Costume:
“Patani”/ “Phota” is the traditional dress of a Koch-Rajbongshi woman. It is produced in handloom at home in different colours. According to Dr. Dipak Kumar Roy there are fifteen types of patani and they are Saishyaphuli, Ghuni, Dhala, Dhalakala, Bulukdhala, Maldoi, Toroiphuli, Chikonpair, Doraduri, Saada, Ghugupari, Chotapari, Suryapuri, Chotari and Guthaotha. This form of dress is antique and it is claimed that the reference of Patani is also available in the ancient book “Manashakabya” by Mankar in the anecdote of Behula and Lakshindar. According to Dr. C.C. Sanyal-“A Rajbansi woman is happy with Phota(Patani). This is a coloured cloth of Five cubits long and 2.5 cubits wide. This she ties just above the breast and it hang down up to the knees. The two ends of the Phota are not sewn together. It is an open cloth. Within the last 10 years Phota is going out of the market.”
Angcha is the traditional dress of Koch-Rajbongshi gentleman. It is produced in handloom at home in different colours with 6 feet of length and 3 feet wide. Gamcha is a rectangular piece of cotton cloth produced in handloom specially yellow in colour. It has a great significance among the Koch-Rajbongshis which is traditionally regarded as a matter of practice and dignity and used as a towel. Pachara is a type of shawl used by both man and woman folk of Koch-Rajbongshis preparing it in handloom specially with cotton or Eri silk yarn. Besides these some other traditional attires of Koch-Rajbongshis are- Dagla, Parna, Khetar-parna, Kheta, Kabwos-kapur, , Andee-pachara Urna, Jol-gamcha etc.
Ornaments of Koch-Rajbongshi women:
The Koch-Rajbongshi women of Assam, West Bengal, Bihar, Nepal and Meghalaya do wear some extraordinary ornaments of different designs in different parts of the body such as-ear, nose, neck, wrist, waist, arm, ankle, finger,toe etc. along with their traditional attires in order to get better the personality and attractiveness. These ornaments are basically made of gold, silver, copper, Brass, shell etc. These are as follows.
Ornaments of wrists & arms(Bracelet): Bala,Kharu,Bauti,Kangkon,Gajora,Sompanji,Baju, Baas Patari etc.
Ornaments of neck(Necklace):
Suryahar,Siklihar,Chandrahar,Machihar, Kathimalahar,Sikahar,Takachara,Madhumala,Kuchiyamarhar,Hashuli, Kathikalamala,powalmala,gotmala,Monihar,Chick,Gajmatihar,Kawasmala,Dulalimala, eshahar etc.
Ornaments of nose:
Phul, Nelok, Notho, Solia Notho, Bali, Phurkuri, Nataya, Naakdhosa etc.
Ornaments of ears:
Onti, Makri, Machipat, Guji, Chaki, Kaanbali,Shatkori, Faasti,Khirol,Paasha, Chokia etc.
Ornaments of waist:
Got, bat etc.
Ornaments of ankles(Anklet):
Theng kharu, Baagh kharu, Paar kharu, Char kharu, Mol, Powpata
Ornaments of fingers & toes:
Aangti, Paiso, Pajor, Panja etc.

Koch-Rajbongshi Traditional Costume:
“Patani”/ “Phota” is the traditional dress of a Koch-Rajbongshi woman. It is produced in handloom at home in different colours. According to Dr. Dipak Kumar Roy there are fifteen types of patani and they are Saishyaphuli, Ghuni, Dhala, Dhalakala, Bulukdhala, Maldoi, Toroiphuli, Chikonpair, Doraduri, Saada, Ghugupari, Chotapari, Suryapuri, Chotari and Guthaotha. This form of dress is antique and it is claimed that the reference of Patani is also available in the ancient book “Manashakabya” by Mankar in the anecdote of Behula and Lakshindar. According to Dr. C.C. Sanyal-“A Rajbansi woman is happy with Phota(Patani). This is a coloured cloth of Five cubits long and 2.5 cubits wide. This she ties just above the breast and it hang down up to the knees. The two ends of the Phota are not sewn together. It is an open cloth. Within the last 10 years Phota is going out of the market.”
Angcha is the traditional dress of Koch-Rajbongshi gentleman. It is produced in handloom at home in different colours with 6 feet of length and 3 feet wide. Gamcha is a rectangular piece of cotton cloth produced in handloom specially yellow in colour. It has a great significance among the Koch-Rajbongshis which is traditionally regarded as a matter of practice and dignity and used as a towel. Pachara is a type of shawl used by both man and woman folk of Koch-Rajbongshis preparing it in handloom specially with cotton or Eri silk yarn. Besides these some other traditional attires of Koch-Rajbongshis are- Dagla, Parna, Khetar-parna, Kheta, Kabwos-kapur, , Andee-pachara Urna, Jol-gamcha etc.
Ornaments of Koch-Rajbongshi women:
The Koch-Rajbongshi women of Assam, West Bengal, Bihar, Nepal and Meghalaya do wear some extraordinary ornaments of different designs in different parts of the body such as-ear, nose, neck, wrist, waist, arm, ankle, finger,toe etc. along with their traditional attires in order to get better the personality and attractiveness. These ornaments are basically made of gold, silver, copper, Brass, shell etc. These are as follows.
Ornaments of wrists & arms(Bracelet): Bala,Kharu,Bauti,Kangkon,Gajora,Sompanji,Baju, Baas Patari etc.
Ornaments of neck(Necklace):
Suryahar,Siklihar,Chandrahar,Machihar, Kathimalahar,Sikahar,Takachara,Madhumala,Kuchiyamarhar,Hashuli, Kathikalamala,powalmala,gotmala,Monihar,Chick,Gajmatihar,Kawasmala,Dulalimala, eshahar etc.
Ornaments of nose:
Phul, Nelok, Notho, Solia Notho, Bali, Phurkuri, Nataya, Naakdhosa etc.
Ornaments of ears:
Onti, Makri, Machipat, Guji, Chaki, Kaanbali,Shatkori, Faasti,Khirol,Paasha, Chokia etc.
Ornaments of waist:
Got, bat etc.
Ornaments of ankles(Anklet):
Theng kharu, Baagh kharu, Paar kharu, Char kharu, Mol, Powpata
Ornaments of fingers & toes:
Aangti, Paiso, Pajor, Panja etc.

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