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Saturday, 27 August 2016

What is the traditional costume of Nepal?

Posted by Anup Baral August 27, 2016 :


The Nepalese Prime Minister Bir Shamsher Jang Bahadur Rana wore the Daura-Suruwal on an unofficial visit to the United Kingdom in the 19th century, which popularized it further in Nepal. In 2017 B.S., (1960), the Daura-Suruwal was designated the national uniform for men in government positions. The use of the outfit as a government uniform or as a popular form of clothing has declined since that time, but also has increased use among Nepali nationalists in the Darjeeling province of India. History tells Rana Prime Minister Janga Bahadur Rana introduced coat in Nepal in the 19th century. He was presented gift of coat by Queen of England. He started the tradition of wearing coat on the Daura suruwal. From then the tradition of wearing Daura with Suruwal became Daura Suruwal and Coat. Men wear Daura Suruwal with East Coat (Waist Coat) too. This combination is a kind of informal wear.The people of Nepal wear different types of costumes having the influences of ethnically religious repercussions and thus their traditional dress seems a bit whimsical but still it is very charming. Daura Suruwal is considered as the National Dress of Nepal which consists of a knee-length sleeved shirt that ties closed at the side, pants and shoes called docha. This dress is normally worn by the Nepalese men and it may also subsist a coat or jacket over for warmth. Several aspects of the Daura Suruwal have religious implications for the Buddhist and Hindu practitioners in Nepal.

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