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The clothes worn represents their country, background and customs!
The most famous traditional Indian dress is a Sari, depending on the region in India, a sari can be tied in a variety of different ways, but the fundamentals are the same. Another very famous traditional dress is lehenga, a long top or shirt worn on the upper body, while a salwar is worn on the legs, just like a pair of trousers.
Grooms can wear a sherwani, a long embroidered jacket, that is knee length or longer, with churidhar pyjamy, like tights or jhodpuris, breeches instead of trousers. These are usually in a colour that contrasts the sherwani. jodhpuri suit and kurta pyjama.
You can also see some grooms dressed in the western corporate suit. Within India, there are many different cultures who in turn where different traditional clothing, Hindu, Punjabi and Bengali to name just a few.
The groom wears a kafni, a long knee length shirt with pyjamis, leggings or a dhoti, a sort of overgrown loincloth. The groom might also wear a turban (which is in the Sikhs Community. The hands and feet of Hindu brides are painted by a female family member with hena, a red dye also know as alta, in what is referred to as the Mehendi ceremony.
This ceremony takes place in the days leading up to the wedding ceremony. Grooms are also dressed in a cream kurta/sherwani with gold embellishments and either trousers or a sarong. The groom may wear a turban known as a Safa and/or a necklace called a Kantha.
Traditional Yoruba brides wear a headpiece called a Gele, a loose fitting wrap skirt called an Iro, a shawl called a Iborun and a short loose blouse called a Buba – all fashioned out of matching fabric.
The groom wears a pair of loose fitting trousers called a Sokoto, a shirt also called a Bubba, with a long flowing pullover type jacket called an Agbada and a rounded box-hat called a Fila.
Japanese brides wear a kimono, a long, wide-sleeved robe secured with a sash. In accordance with Japanese Japan attirewedding tradition, the bride wears several kimonos throughout the day. Her first outfit, for the wedding ceremony, is a white kimono, with white representing both a beginning and an end.
The beginning is the bride’s new married life and role as a wife (and an eventual mother) and the end, the death of her childhood. Her hair is combed up and covered with a white cloth and her face is painted white. An elaborate rich patterned silk brocade kimono called Uchikake is worn over the white kimono at the wedding reception.
A Japanese groom will traditionally wear a formal montsuki kimono tied with an obi sash. These full-length kimonos are usually worn for special occasions and ceremonies and have the family crest at the front and back. A groom colours are traditionally black with white crests, but nowadays purple, brown, dark blue are also used.
The groom wears a top called Isiagu or Ishi agu. Isiagu (or Ishi agu) is usually patterned with lions heads embroidered overAnother igbo attire the clothing and can be a plain color or any other material including Lace, Jacquard or Brocade.
It is worn with trousers and can be worn with the traditional Igbo men’s hat (a red or black hat). The Groom sometimes uses a walking stick with is attire and could also use coral beads.
The bride is dressed up with a Crown which is known as Okuku, neck beads known as Ivie-uru, hand beads known as Ivie-obo, earrings known as Emi-ehorivie, handbag known asEkpa-ivie and the blouse which is called Ewu-ivie.
The Groom wears a flowing agbada made with Ankara, lace, jacquard or guinea cloth material is worn over a trouser and topped with either a long or short-sleeved loose shirt of the same material. Usually, an embroidered or fez cap on the head and a carved walking stick complements this dressing.
The Groom wears a large flowing gown known as Baba riga and a robe called a jalabia and juanni. Some men also wear colourful embroidered caps known as fullah.