Folk Ornaments of Chhattisgarh
“An interesting feature of the ornaments of Chhattisgarh is that they are more than mere bodily adornment. While very striking, they have value also for the figure and physique of the wearer. The charpatta or kardhan for the waist, for example, is specially recommended to young mothers to avoid post-delivery flabbiness of the stomach.
The tribal communities of Chhattisgarh have a tradition of decorating and ornamenting their bodies, which is part of their distinct identity and style. Ornaments are made for every part of the body, including for the toes and hair. They may be classified according to the part of the body for which they are intended. “