Angrakha is a traditional Rajasthani men’s upper wear. It is a full skirted tunic with a triangular opening at the chest which is tied in front with an inner flap called ‘Parda’ that covers the chest.
The size, shape and fullenes of the garment vary.
The Angarakha is fastened at the neck, chest, underarms, and waist by means of either ties or small fabric covered buttons and loop.
In Muslim traditions the outer tie cords are positioned under the right armpit, whereas, in Indian traditions the tie cords are positioned under the left armpit.
The inner tie cords are positioned in the opposite side.
The fabric used to make Angarakha vary from rich brocades and silks for formal occasions to cotton voile, block-printed for casual wear.
Angarakhi is the shorter version of Angarakha and exhibits the same cuts with length reaching just below the hips.Garment details such as length, flair, piping and colors vary.
Angarakha is worn in combination with Dhotis.
In contemporary clothing, Angarakha style is incorporated in the necklines of both, menswear and womenswear.