There is something about Assamese Bride. They look so divine and effortless. Her Bridal Attire mainly exhibits the state’s tradition and culture.
Most Assamese Brides pick Mekhela Chador as their wedding attire. Being Pronounced as ‘Mekhla Sador’; it is usually in cream or off-white color.
This outfit is in Moga silk fabrics with gold embellished in gold and silver threads. Although it looks like a saree, it comes in two separate clothing.
The dress is worn by the bridal in parts. The first piece is draped around like a skirt with pleats in front.
Then, one side of the second cloth is tucked to the left of the waist with the other side beautifully wrapped around the rest of the body.
Earlier, a cloth piece called Riha was wrapped around the chest by the brides. But as time passed, the bridal started wearing a usual blouse with Riha over it. Rather than opting for modern dressing styles, they choose this traditional attire only.
As Assamese Brides believe in simplicity, they choose simple handmade gold jewellery over heavy ones. These include plain gold ornaments decorated with gems like mine, ruby, black, green, and red enamels.
Assamese Bridal Jewellery
Dholbri is a drum-shaped pendant studded with gems or minakari work. It is worn by attaching it to a silken chain.
It is a thick bangle forged out of gold and silver.
An Assamese Choker Necklace crafted out of gold. It usually comes in floral designs that fit flat to the bride’s neck.
It is around a gem-encrusted pendant with a hollow center.
It is a crescent-shaped pendant with colorful beads that most brides prefer to wear on their D-Day.
One of the essential pieces in the Assamese Bride’s Jewellery Box is Loka Paro. It comes in the shape of pigeons.
These are stud earrings with floral motifs accentuated by minakari work.
Keep It Minimalistic is their Mantra when it comes to makeup!
They mostly prefer natural makeup as their traditional outfits have all the eyes.
They opt for accentuated eyes with a touch of pink to peach shades.
Their hairstyle is some sort of updo as they accessorize their head with tradition.
Lastly, they choose flushed cheeks with bold red lip color to complete their Wedding Look.