Climate of a place influences the native's style of living, their
food and their attire. Due to the chill weather almost for the
complete year, warm clothes are used more in Kullu Valley.
The clothes of the people have changed with time. Presently people
of Kullu wear dress common in any part of the country but still
in some areas people wear the traditional dress.
Dress of Men
Chola- Chola is a long woolen
coat with pleats.
Dora- Dora is a piece of cloth
which is tied on the waist and is served as a belt.
Suthan- Suthan is something like
a tight pant.
Topa: Topa is a black cap.
Topi- It is now known as Kullu
Cap. It is a colorful cap made out of woollen cloth with a Kulluvi
designed band around it.
Lachhoo- Lachhoo is a blanket used
to cover the shoulders.
Chadder- Chadder or Loi is a gents
shawl. It is mostly in grey, white, cream and brown in color.
Traditional Dress of Women
Pattoo- It is a traditional dress
of the local women. It is thicker and heavier than shawls, with
fast and bright colors. Women wear pattoo over their clothes and
pin both ends with local silver broaches called 'boomini', which
is a long silver chain. It covers the whole body and a piece of
cloth is tied around the waist called gachchi, which acts as a
Dhatu or Thipu - Dhatu or Thipu
is a square piece of cloth used to cover the head.
Shawls - These shawls are world
famous because of their beautiful intricate designs and bright
Pullas - Pullas are footwear like
the bedroom slippers made out of hemp (fibre extracted from Marijuana
stem). Very colorful designs are made on the upper portion with
colored wollen threads.