Rangwali is a colourful Pichhora
wore by women in all ritual ceremonies. Rangwali is also known as
Kusumia. It is a piece of muslin cloth, three mts. in length and one to
one and a half mts in width, which is dyed yellow and dried under shade.
It is then spread on the floor and printed with design. This is done
with a padded wooden stick, using red colours.
There is a sign of Swastik, and the motifs of sun, moon, bell and conch shell at the
centre. Red concentric circles are stamped with the help of padded small
coins around this motif. In the Kusumia, the traditional yellow base has
crimson or red patterns embossed on it. The red colour is the symbol of
health and wealth, the joy of spring, abiding conjugal life Suhaag, the
warmth of fire and sun.