Mishing Traditional Dress
Assam is a state in India, situated south of the eastern Himalayas along the Brahmaputra and
Barak River valleys. Assam is a beautiful place which happens to be one of the Seven Sisters
in the North East. Assam is not just a budding state, but also a place with deep cultural roots
and the people here take pride in the refinement of their cultural roots.
This state portrays its beauty not only in its serenity and lush green forests but also in the way
the people dress traditionally. Tradition is the caravan of the heritage passed on to us by our
forefathers, and these people here have very elegantly managed to carry forward the flame that
was passed to them rightly.
In this study we will discuss detail about the traditional dresses of Mising tribes.
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Mishing Traditional Dress For Female
Gero: The design is always woven in the centre of the
cloth with red and black colours on white background.
Gero is used to tie around the waist and chest on top
of ege (mekhela).
Ege: Ege is a lower garment worn to cover the lower part
of the body from waist to ankle level and two or three
folds are given at the front waist. Mishing women use
different type’s ege such as Mosang ege, Geging ege,
Tapum ege etc.
It is a kin to Gero, except that the body in this case is woven
in check with red, black and white colour also its design is
simpler than the gero.
A piece of cloth wrapped around the bust. Mostly used by the
old ladies at home instead of Gasor (Chadar). It is plain in
colour without any designs, but with contrasting colours on
borders and both the ends of the cloths.
It is a dupatta kind of fabric used by grown up girls to wrap
around the body beneath the armpits covering the upper part
of the body. The colour of the ku-pob is mostly white, green
or blue with contrasting borders.
It is an upper garment worn with the mosang ege. The colour
and design of the mosang gasor issimilar to the mosang ege.
Woven with different stripes such as red, black and white.
The stripes are distributed throughout the body at regular
intervals. Simple designs of zig-zag lines and diamonds with
red coloured threads are woven at both the ends of the cloth.
Worn by the young girls on top of Ege on special occasions such as Ali-A: ye-Ligang, Po: rag and other important cultural functions.
Similar to Ri: bi gasor but different in colour combination. It
is basically made with red coloured thread giving intensively
red look. Narrow stripes of black and white thread are
sparsely woven in transverse direction over the body of the
cloth. Floral and geometrical designs with red coloured
threads are worked at both the ends of the cloth. It has
important cultural significance and used by both male and
female as shawls on special occasions.
It is also a type of Gero. The cloth is designed with narrow
stripes of red, black, yellow, green and white colour with
black or green border. Stripes of red colour predominate to
give out a reddish appearance of the cloth.
The length is same as other gasor. It is woven out of light
cotton yarn worn occasionally instead of a ri: bi or a gaseng.
Use to cover the head during working time such as cooking,
cleaning house etc. The length of the cloth is around three feet
in length and one and half feet in width.
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