maldives traditional dress

Maldives traditional dress | costume

Maldives traditional dress simple but elegant.

The Maldives traditional dress  are the costume that represent the culture of the Maldives. It is derived from their culture and traditional textile of other Islamic country. By the influence of the neighbor country such as India, Arabia and Sri lanka and there culture. That’s the reason why their national attire was blend under the impact of different cultures and got some of their unique features. Maldives traditional dress
maldives traditional dress

Maldives traditional dress are quite simple. Maldivian Men wear a length of cloth that wrapped in their waist (sarong or feyli in local language) with a long sleeved white shirt.  Due to tropical weather in the Maldives, the designer or they used cotton fabric for there dresses.

Maldivian women wear Libaas, a red cloth. With the gold and silver threads color that makes more adorable and exquisite and perfect for special occasion and celebration.

In any case, a portion of the South Asian traditions particularly with respect to ladies, for example, the Sub Continent’s custom of withdrawing ladies from general visibility are not precepts of life there.


The Republic of Maldives is composed of 1,190 beautiful landscape of corals island that divided into twenty-six atoll. For about 510 miles (820 kilometers) long, but occupies an area of just 116 square miles (300 square kilometers). Maldives country located in the Indian Ocean, south-west of Sri Lanka and India.

Now Maldives known for so many tourist / travelers of there alluring beach resorts, crystal clear lagoon, white and softy sand. A Enjoyable motorized and non-motorized water sports activities such as, scuba diving, surfing, sailing, snorkeling, jet skiing, fly-board, fishing and many more.

Maldivian modern dress

Since Maldives open to the modern world, they also adopt the modern dresses specially from western country and the traditional Islamic attire. Maldivian modern women wore Buruga in there daily dress. In 1980s, buruga was compulsory part of the uniform in the school Mauhadh (now Arabiyya). Buruga adopt to the whole community since then early 2000.
 buruga Maldivian
Buruga – a kind of cloth that covers women hair, only face is visible in their upper part body.
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