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Chak Dresses

The Chak are self-sufficient in textile industry. They make the items of the dress in their textile industry in four stages. In the first stage, they produce and collect the cotton. In the second stage, they separate the seeds from the cotton with the help of chorki (a type of rotating wheel). In the third stage, they make the cotton thread with trees and plants, and shrubs and herbs and then color it. Finally, they weave it by waist loom. The names of some clothes are as follows:

The dresses for the males The dresses for the females
Names in the Chak language Their meaning Names in the Chak language Their meaning
Kotungpangrey Dhooti (about five cubits long worn by Hindu males about the loins) Nafi A type of skrit
Apong Head gear Rangkeng Brassiere
Lakhey pazu A type of shirt they used in the past Rangkengpong Head gear

Besides, they weave a type of thick blanket with many artistic designs. There are some i crisscross designs on the lower part of the dresses. They also use some artistic designs on these dresses.


The designs of the Chak ornaments differ from those of other Indigenous groups. In spite of depending on others in respect of aking ornaments, their ornaments are distinctive in terms of multi-dimensional artistic designs.

Their ornaments are mainly made of silver, malleable metal and puti (stench), etc.

Description of some other ornaments

  • Natang beng chinzu (a big ear ring): It is a big earring that is generally round in shape and big in size.
  • Tangachangnatang: It is a type of earring made of wood.
  • Pengchha: It is a type of bangle.
  • Lackfochha: It is a type of bangle for the aged women.
  • Trik: It is a type of necklace worn round the neck.
  • Soahagri: It is a type of nose ring.
  • Nachhuey: It is a kind of earring for the young girls.
  • Krownathang: It is a kind of nose ring.
  • Ata paisang: It is a sort of bangle for the wrist or ankle.

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