Dress and Ornaments of Harappan civilization

The Harappan Civilization is called so because the civilization was first unearthed at Harappa in the province of West Punjab in Pakistan. In 1862, Sir Alexander Cunningham noticed the traits of the cities. Later, while collecting bricks for the laying down of a railway line, the cities of Harappa and Mohenjo-Daro were discovered. In 1921, Dayaram Sahni discovered Harappa and R. D. Banerjee discovered Mohenjodaro. In this article, we have written about the Dress and Ornaments of the Harappan civilization.


Dress and Ornaments of Harappan civilization


Dress of Harappan civilization

The various sculptured figures show that people used to wear simple dresses. Men used two pieces of cloth, the. upper garment, that was a shawl which was drawn over the left shoulder and under the right arm; the lower garment resembled a modem dhoti. The female dress did not differ much from that of the male. Women used a loin cloth bound by a girdle. Common fabrics were commonly used, perhaps wool was also used.

Ornaments of Harappan civilization

Male and female both were fond of wearing ornaments. Gold, silver, copper, other metals, and precious stones were used for making various ornaments of different designs. Men and women used to wear necklaces, finger-rings, and armlets. Women decorated themselves with a headdress, earrings, bangles, bracelets, girdles, and anklets.


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