A national costumer, or folk dress, expresses an identity through traditional garments. Such folk dress often come in two forms: one for everyday occasions, the other for festivals and formal wear

National Costumes of Sri Lanka

National Costumes of Sri Lanka and Folk Dresses

National Costumes of Sri Lanka. Traditional Garments - Dhoti, Longi, Sari & Sarong - Sri Lanka National Costumes. Regional costume, folk costume and traditional garments. A folk costume is a basic element of a country's culture and craft, closely tied with its whole history

Hetta and Cheeththa

Hetta and Cheeththa Sri Lanka Folk Dress and National Costumes

Cheeththa The cheeththa, as far as a reader can tell, is a long ankle length skirt. He/she do not yet know how it is made, whether as a skirt or as a wrap, or as a wrap tucked into a belt. Osari A type of sari.. Lamsari A lamsari appears to be a two piece dress with long ruffles at the shoulders and waist. Sri Lankan women and girls also sometimes wear salwar and sari. Men's Clothes: Traditional clothing for Sri Lankan men is amude or sarong.

Traditional Clothing for Sri Lankans

Traditional Clothing for Sri Lankans

Traditional Clothing of Sri Lanka. Originally, Sri Lankan people generally went topless, or only draped part of their clothing over their chests and shoulders when needed. Later, with the arrival of the Portuguese, widespread European type Christian ideology gave people the idea that the sight of women's breasts was sinful. So much of what is "traditionally" worn in Sri Lanka today has little to do with Sri Lankan tradition. Women's Clothes.

Hetta and Cheeththa Hetta As best as readers can understand from the few photos and little information there is on the internet, a hetta is a short sleeved shirt that is fitted and waist length. They may or may not have buttons down the front, but unlike the choli, they all have a closed back.

Sri Lanka Dress - Past and Present

Sri Lanka Dress - Past and Present

Sri Lanka Dress - Past and Present. Sri Lanka Dress - Past and Present . Sri Lankans take great pride in their appearance; it is rare to see a person not wearing clean and pressed clothes when away from home.

Although the youth and people in cities wear Western-style clothing, traditional forms of dress remain popular. Women may wear a tight blouse and a saree, a wraparound dress that reaches to the ankles.

The saree is made from a very long piece of fabric. It is draped over the shoulder and wrapped at the waist in a way that creates tailoring without being sewn. Women also wear a redda (a wraparound skirt that is tucked at the waist) with a hatte (blouse) that leaves the midriff bare.