Kokrajhar Museum

Kokrajhar Museum

 
 
Garment & Textiles

traditional dress

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Traditional dress

Dokhona

Bodo

Cotton

Max. Length: 264 cm, Max. Height: 125 cm

Modern

Dokhona is traditional dress of the Bodo women which is one-piece garment. It is wrapped around a body in a unique style and has generous look of two-piece wear. A Dokhona covers the whole body from chest to the legs by wrapping over the waist one round at a time. The base colour of the garment is yellow and it has vertical stripes in red, green and white. The stripes are further decorated with symmetrical zigzag and square patterns.