6 Newari Dress For Teenager Girls That Are Most Popular in Nepal

Newari dress for girl teenagers :- The bulk of the Kathmandu Valley population is Newars, whose facial features are Mongolian, Caucasian, Australoid, and Tibetan. The garments are related to the old nobility, traders, farmers, artisans, and professionals. Most of the garments are made from homespun.

Weaving was an essential industry in the Valley of Kathmandu. Most people had handlooms in their homes, and in the old days, one of the necessary bridal gifts was a spinning wheel and a seed separator. The cloth was woven for personal use or sale.

The finished cloth was sent to the dyers who made up a caste group called Chhipa, to be dyed. Home Weaving activity persisted until the 1960s. Women in the streets warping the yarn had been a familiar sight until those times.

The travelog left by Italian Jesuit Ippolito Desideri includes a description of the clothes worn by ordinary Newars in the early 18th century. On his way from Tibet to India, Desideri visited Kathmandu in 1721.

Describing the local people’s clothing, he wrote that they wear a woolen or cotton jacket that extends down to their thighs to the knees and long trousers.

They wear a red cap on their heads, he wrote, and slippers on their feet. In 1973, Nepal’s government issued a postage stamp displaying a painting of the Kathmandu Valley traditional costume as part of a collection of symbols of the traditional clothes worn in different regions of Nepal.

Newari Communities of Nepal

Newars are original Kathmandu valley residents. Though scattered throughout Nepal, they are mainly from the Kathmandu Valley. Newari People are generally regarded as entrepreneurs.

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Newars are a people and speak Newari from within the broader Tibeto-Burman language community. Newari language spoken by people living in various parts of Nepal has a distinct accent.

Newars are seen as one of Nepal’s most hardworking people. We have distinct races, customs, and costumes of their own. In the early days, the ladies of the house woven cloths by local cotton at home. Wearing Bhoto Surwal with Bhadgaule Topi or Dhaka Topi during various Newari Jatra and Newar feast, men and women wear Haku Patasi with Patuki.

List 6 Newari Dress For Girls That Are Most Popular in Nepale teenagers

1. Haku Patasi

Haku Patasi is made of local household cotton cultivated in various places throughout the Kathmandu Valley. Haku patasi is a black sari with red borders worn by women of Nepali Newari living in and around Kathmandu’s valley.

Haku means Sari in the Newari language meaning Black and patasi. Haku patasi is quite different from regular saris, and dhoties have worn by females in Nepal. Haku patasi is usually more massive with a red border, and often black sari. Haku Patasi is worn with no petticoat.

Nepalese model with newari traditional dress
Nepalese model with newari traditional dress

This sari is worn from the waist to the calves and does not cover ankles as other saris generally do. Newar ladies and Newar girls living in and around Kathmandu Valley wrap Haku Patasi around their waist and bind Patuka as a belt.

Patuka, commonly called Janai in Nepa Bhasa (Newari language), is a thin, white piece of cloth wrapped around the waist. The patuka usually is 12 hands (about 18 feet ) long. Typically called chaubandi cholo in Nepali and Thana tagu kapoya lan in Nepa bhasa, a full sleeved blouse tied at four different corners is worn as top above the Patasi.

A shawl or Haku-gacha is worn over it. With Haku Patasi, various styles of jewelry are also worn. Many of the jewelry are Loonswan-a gold plate worn in the center of the head with designs in the center all over with an image of Lord Ganesh.

Newari women wear a gold necklace known as Tayo Ghau and a silver pendant with stones attached to the Haku Patasi necklace. Killip is worn at head back. Another intricate piece worn on the head is Teek Ma. Teek Ma has several small cords attached to a point and is worn sideways.

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Besides these, Patachin shikka (simple gold necklace), company shikka (a necklace made of coins), and “Bhimpuma” (coral necklace) are among the traditional ornaments. The earrings worn are u-shaped along with all these ornaments, and are called Makansi.

Think gold rings and bangles are worn in pockets. And kalli (usually made of silver) is worn around the ankles as well. Haku Patasi became the most important part of any Newari Jatra, celebration, and work nowadays.

Newar boys, girls, and even female children are dressed in the red handmade cotton slipper called Chatti at Haku Patasi. Putting (wearing) on Haku Patasi is close to putting on saris’ other than wearing it without wearing a petticoat. Haku Patasi is deformed from the upper hip of the body much as different saris are worn.

2. Tapalan

Men’s traditional costume consists of a long shirt called tapalan and tight fitting pants known as suruwa. A coat and waistcoat may be worn over the shirt. Today, during special occasions, official functions, and festivals, the garment is worn while it is still everyday wear amongst the older generation. During the wedding processions, this traditional dress is worn too.

3. Sayn kayta

Sayn kayta are standard trousers for men. They were worn mainly by the groups of merchants and courtiers up until the 1930s. The baggy pants are collected at the knee and fastened with a string pin. The trousers have a tie waist drawstring.

The material used for producing the kayta sayn is raw silk. A pair calls for 6 yards of the stuff. The sayn kayta is worn with a long shirt which cloth ties hold in place. A cummerbund made from cotton completes the collection. In the given picture, some males can be worn by women too, so don’t confuse yourself.

4. Parsi

Some Newar women’s classes wear white or printed saris known as Parsi. It has several pleats gathered at the front and tied in a bunch with a string piece. Such saris had lengths of up to 20 yards. Two women in corners are the example of Parsi wearing a girl.

5. Bhantanlan

Girls wear a tight-fitting ankle-length gown known as bhāntanlan, which stretches from the neck to the ankles. Revealing the legs is smitten at the sides; the upper portion is fastened with ties to the fabric. Drop crotch pants were another common girl’s wardrobe piece. They wear a knee-length top.

6. Dress worn in Ceremonial attire

During lifecycle ceremonies such as Janku, the first rice feeding of a baby, initiation rites, weddings, old-age rituals, and investitures, unique costumes are worn out. A child undergoing his or her first feeding of rice is clothed in a brocade vest and cap. Boys are celebrating their ceremony of coming of age wear loincloths.

The equal right for Buddhist boys is Bare Chhuyegu, which is an initiation into the monkhood, and they wear the robe of a monk. Girls dress up in the fashionable silk and brocade garments in grown-up designs for their Ihi and Baray, two ceremonies they go through before they reach their teens. During special worship ceremonies, priests wear ankle-length pleated gowns. Caps, turbans, and crowns are the headwear used in ceremonial garments.

It is mostly used for newborn babies in rice feeding day, but it looks more beautiful in teenagers or adulthood.

Author: Anil Sharma

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