Classical Dance Costumes

Jaipur Gharana Kathak

Kathak Jaipur Gharana Costume: Kathak Dance has three gharanas they are Jaipur Gharana, Lucknow Gharana and Banaras Gharana. Banaras Gharana has now evolved within the Lucknow Gharana. Their is more emphasis on footwork in Jaipur Gharana and it has evolved as a predominant Classical dance form. The Costume has a long full length Ghagra with a choli and Dupatta. The Costume edges are highlighted by traditionally handwoven golden lace known as Gota. Traditionally Jaipur Gharan Kathak dance form is a Temple dance to please the Gods.

Costume Description:

Umbrella style Lehenga, Choli and Chunri

Jewellery Include:

Matha Patti, Jhumkas, Necklace, Tagdi and Glass Bangles.

Lucknow Gharana Kathak

Lucknow Gharana Kathak dance predominantly has more hand gestures and traditional attire includes Anarkali style long angarkha. It was a court dance during the Mughal Period.

Costume Description:

Churidaar, Anarkali Frock and Duppatta.

Jewellery includes Jhoomar, Earrings, Necklace in Gold polish