The traditional dress of Sikh Women is that worn by the
Northern Indians i.e. the Punjabis, which is the Salwar Kameez for women and
Kurta Pyjama for men.
Many Sikh women in India adopt a dual wardrobe containing both Western
dress i.e. trousers with matching top/suit as well as donning the
traditional dress. It is sometimes the practice in certain households that
women reserve the western dress for work/office/college, and once at home
adhere to the more traditional form of attire.
During wedding, a Sikh lady wears her bridal attire, which is a heavily
embroidered salwar kameez or lehenga chunni. She wears a tikka (a hair
ornament) in the parting of her hair and a nath (nose-ring) on her nose. The
other jewels that Sikh brides wear include chaunk- a round head ornament
made of gold or silver, kaintha - a gold necklace (like a choker), thick
bangles called gokhru and pajeb or silver anklets. It is customary for every
Sikh woman to cover her head with a dupatta or a chunri in any religious