Food and Costumes of Baghmara
The Garos like to have simple food. They usually avoid spicy food, and take boiled vegetables and meat along with rice. They mostly use a kind of "alkaline kalchi vegetable salt" in the curry in some particular quantity. The cooking habits of the garos, like these, have known to save them from a lot of gastric ailments. The poeple of Baghmara are fond of boiled meat, pork. Dry fish is always eaten in the form of a chutney. Apart from meat they are fond of sea food also.
Ornaments are not usually worn by the Garos. The common ones are earrings and strings of beads worn both by men and by women. The latter ornaments are of importance as they serve as guarantees of the safe journey of the soul to the other world, being presented to the spirit Nawang should he try to prevent the soul from going to the land of the dead.
Due to contact with people from outside it has greatly modified the dress of the Garos. Both women and men wear dark clothes, dark blue or black, and men may wear shorts instead of the traditional loincloth. Both female and male generally wear turbans. On celebrations, they wear all the family heirlooms including the fine clothes and ornaments for women and men.
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