Pichhaura is a garment worn by every woman at ceremonial occasions in Uttarakhand. It has a special significance and is mandatory for all married women in the family. Pichhaura is hand printed with traditional motifs with red color over yellow background. Pichhaura is worn by women during the preparations they made for Aipan folk painting.
50 paisa coin and gram is tied in a piece of cloth, which is dipped in the red color solution and then design is made on the cloth. Line patterns are made using 50 paisa coins and dot patterns are made using gram (grain type). The design made in the middle of the cloth is called as 'Surya chandra Codi'. The design consists of Surya (Sun God), Chandra (Moon), Ghanti (bell), and shankh (shell) which is considered auspices. Dotted design is covered on the remaining area of the cloth. After the design is made, the cloth is dried in the sun. Once it is dried, golden or silver color lace locally known as 'kiran' is stitched all around in the periphery is stitched.
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