Collection: Mekhla Chador

Mekhela Sador is a traditional Assamese sarong traditionally worn by Assamese women. There are two main pieces of cloth that are draped around the body.

The bottom portion, draped from the waist downwards, is called the mekhela. It is a wide cylindrical piece cloth that is folded into one or two pleats to fit around the waist and tucked in. The pleats are folded to the right and are typically fewer in number as opposed to the pleats of saree, ideally 3 pleats. Strings are never used to tie the mekhela around the waist, though an underskirt with a string is often used.

The top portion of the two-piece dress, called the chador (pronounced: Sador), is a long piece of cloth that has one end tucked into the upper portion of the mekhela above the belly button and the rest is draped around the chest and back. It comes with a blouse fabric.