Traditional Costumes of Mizoram for Men and Women

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The traditional clothing of Mizoram looks like the outfits of other hill states of the North-Eastern India. With a full fledge of outfits and colorful designs, costumes of Mizoram are stimulating enough to attract so many people. They comprise ethnic heritage of the habitants.

Costumes of Women in Mizoram


Mizo women love to beautify themselves in Puran, which is the most favorite dress in Mizoram. The lively color and the exceptional designs and fittings made this outfit superb. Puanchei is the beautiful costume of girls, mostly worn during festivals like Pawl Kut and Chapchar Kut. Its shades are white and black. The black area of the attire is created from the synthetic fur. Women wear the outfit in special occasion to beautify themselves.

Kawrchei is a magnificent blouse. It is made of cotton material and hand woven. The blouse is commonly worn with Paunchei while dancing. Previously, these cloths were made by hands, but now they are manufactured by the high-quality machines. The cloths are designed from the cotton and hues are designed by “Ting’.

The tradition outfit of the females of the Lusei tribe is blue skirt made of cotton. This skirt is put on with a white jacket and a wrapped cloth. Lusei girls wear a headgear. It comprises a coronal, constructed from colored bass and cane. Zakuolaisen is a beautiful piece of blouse with crimson stripes worn by unmarried females. And after marriage girls wear Puon Pie.

Costumes of Men in Mizoram 

Men in Mizoram like to like a simple life. This also reflects in their traditional clothing. They dress up in a long piece of cloth. During the winter season, additional clothing is draped like a coat. Red and white colored coats are mostly preferred by the Mizo males.

During the summer months, they wear outfits around their waist. Additionally, to prevent from the scorching sun, a Pagri or Turban is put on. The males of Lusei tribe consider only cotton made clothing.