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This is a once a lifetime experience learning to wear traditional Kerala attire and then sit down for an authentic Kerala lunch in a beautiful home surrounded by lush gardens and fruit tree. The dress code in Kerala is imbued with great importance in society. The women of Kerala wear the Mundum Neriyathum; the mundu is the lower garment and neriyathu covers the upper part of the body and is worn over a jacket or a blouse. The mundu consists of two pieces of cloth and is worn below the navel; made of white cloth it features a coloured border, kara, which is quite decorative; the neriyathu is inserted inside the mundu while the other end is worn over the torso. Traditionally a red blouse indicated the woman was a married woman, a green one, she was not. In many cases, the saree has come to now replace the mundum neriyathum. Men also wear a mundu (white) in the lower half of the body from the waist to the feet, but nothing to cover the upper part of the body. Men from the upper caste drape a piece of cloth over the shoulders. With time men have also started wearing the shirt (generally white). Cotton is the fabric of choice as its perfect for the hot and humid climate of the region; the lungi is also quite popular and worn on informal occasions and at home mostly. Modern times have brought in the influx of pants and jeans in the dress code.
After welcoming the guests, and after a brief conversation to get to know each other, the guests will be assisted in dressing in traditional dresses (saree and kurta-dhoti etc) and dhoti for men. This will be followed by lunch the duration of traditional dressing will be around 30 to 45 minutes.
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