desert, farming and cattle raising
are included in Kutch's culture. It
also includes people's dress ups,
their festivals, their habits and
their artistic side.
clothes worn by Kutchis are more similar
to the people of Rajasthan and Sindh.
The old style Kutchi clothes really
depicts its culture. Villagers here
wear 'Cheni'. On 'Cheni', they ware
black, yellow and red border thin
'Khes', and on 'Cheni' they wear 'Abho'
and put 'Ajrakh' on their shoulders.
In old times people (men) used to
wear a cap called 'Paagh'. They wear
it with different styles. Man without
'Paagh' was considered shameful. If
they don't wear 'Cheni', they wear
'Dhoti' made out of thick cloths.
Men wear high heel, sharp pointed
embroiders shoes. Rabari women wear
hot 'Comdi'. Charan women wear 'Dhibdo'
that is a blouse fully open from backside.
They call Charan women 'Matama' or
of Kutch's Jat, Rabari, Aahir
and Charan women depict their
culture. Aahir women and children
wear 'Haydi' whereas Jat women's
women wear 'Vadlo' or 'Mkoda
Chakkar' around their neck.
'Huldo' is wear by all women
Muslim women wear artistic ankle bangals
called 'Ghunla'. Rabari women's main
jewel is 'Akota' that they wear in
their nose. It is too heavy and so
is supported by a look of hair. Men
also wear 'Kadku' in ear.
God and Goddess cultural festivals
are included in Kutch's life. They
believe in 'Mataji's different 'Avatars'.
They also worship pirs and Jakkhas.
Religion and religious fairs are co-connected
in Kutch's culture. One of such fair
is at the time of Navratri. Is Navaratri
they have fair in Mata's Madh. People
come walking for this fair. Among
the biggest religious fairs, one is
of Jakkha's fair that is the center
of Kutch's culture. People from all
over the Kutch come here in their
all sing songs in fair in night
times. In Hajipir's fair not
only Muslims but all kinds of
people participates in here.
Among other religious fair is
Bhujya's fair on the day of
Nagpachami. Talvana's Ruknshapir's
fair, Dhangadra's Dada Mekan's
fair and Ramdevpir's fair near
fair of Dhangadra, people around the
world come to watch camel safari that
is its main attraction.
Ravadi fair is held on the day
of Janamasthami. On the second
day they have 'Rathyatra' and
at the end of the fair they
have a big Rath'. There is one
more Ravadi fair of Kharvar.
Both of these are famous for
Kutch's rural culture.
People do aerobatics shifts, wrestling
, play dandiya raas and other kinds
the day before Janmasthmi Dhebaias,
Rabaris, Machoya, and Aahir casts'
people organized Gokulia Weddings.
The atmosphere becomes like a festival.
The wedding ceremony is held during
11 to 12 in the morning and is performed
by Pandit or the elders of the family.
In the afternoon, after the wedding
they start celebrating Janamasthmi.
groom is dressed up like a king.
He wears traditional dress which
is embroider and with the embroider
sword in his had.
in Kutch do not have fairs, since
they have to work most of the time
in sea; they sing songs of courage
and hard work when they leave for
their jobs. Their wives farewells
their husbands and breaks coconut
as a good omen, and asks sea to protect
their husbands. Even the Maldharis
that are a kind of gypsies can't fix
a fair, as they have to move from
one place to another. Any guest to
their place is time of festival for
them. They cook good food for guests,
sings, dance and merry whole night.