Bihari Gamcha is more than simply a piece of cloth; it reflects Bihar’s people. However, prior to all of this, Gamchas were just utilized for the convenience of area workers.
The Bihari Gamcha escaped its preconception with the 2012 film “Gang of Wasseypur,” directed by Anurag Kashyap and starring Manoj Bajpayee, a well-known Bihari actor.
Following the release of the film, Gamcha became the new fad in both Bollywood and real life. Every renowned star in Bollywood, from Akshay Kumar to Salman Khan, has been sighted using it both on and off-screen. Yeah!, not kiddin’
Not to be outdone, our Prime Minister Narendra Modi began wearing the white and crimson Gamcha during speeches about the Covid 19 Pandemic. After seeing Modi wear the Gamcha, the demand for it skyrocketed, and weavers in Barabanki, Uttar Pradesh, began mass manufacturing of Crimson and White Gamcha. However, they were barely able to keep up with the demand.
The prices range from 50 to 150 rupees, making it one of the cheapest Indian outfits you can get to appear fashionable. This makes it quite inexpensive, not to mention the fact that the Bihari Gamcha textile is one-of-a-kind.
The foundation of the gamcha is composed of cotton or acrylic, which has a high capacity to absorb water and dry rapidly, and is traditionally woven by handloom weavers. Bihari Gamcha, on the other hand, is not only fashionable but also useful.
The Bihari Gamcha benefits outnumber the drawbacks. It can be used as a towel to dry the body after bathing, or as a blanket to shield the body from the chilly air (in Bihar, it is known as शीत लहर).
Whatever it is, you can’t dispute that Bihari Gamcha looks fantastic in Indian attire. There are many parts of our culture that have been lost, yet the gamcha trend appears to remain remembered.