This assamese padmini by padmini mekhla chador is the traditional dress worn by women. There are two main pieces of cloth that are draped around the body.
1) mekhla: the bottom portion, draped from the waist downwards is called the mekhla. 2) chador: the top portion of the two-piece dress, called the chador, is a long length of cloth that has one end tucked into the upper portion of the mekhela and the rest draped over and around the rest of the body. Please follow instructions to extend the life of the fabric. Hand wash separately in cold water for the first time. Do not use bleach, scrub or soak for too long. Actual product colour may slightly vary from the colour on your screen due to resolution.