Chattayum mundum- the traditional attire of Syrian Christian women

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Chattayum Mundum is the traditional attire of Syrian Christian women in Kerala. Chatta is a half or full sleeved white blouse that reaches the waist. It is worn with a mundu, or dhoti with a length of seven yards and breadth of 1 1/4 yards.

The mundu is frilled in the back in such a way that it forms a fan like appendage. A number of frills and fringes add to the charm of this formation.

This dress is still worn by middle-aged women of the Syrian Christian community in areas like Ernakulam and Kottayam.

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