Chattayum mundum- the traditional attire of Syrian Christian women
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.