What are Kuppia and Kuffia?

By Raj Vimal|Updated : July 2nd, 2022

Kuppia is a popular traditional Kodavus dress. It is a long black coat with an embroidered waist belt on it. Kodavas are the native population of Coorg. It is a small district of Karnataka located in Mysore and Mangalore's coastal area. Kuppia dress was a part of their culture, and it looks so elegant.

Kuffia is a long coat in black color worn by Arabs and Kurds. They used to wear an embroidered waist belt with many different patterns.

Both the dresses are pretty similar to others. The only difference between both of them is that Kuppia is popular among Coorg people, and Arab people used to wear Kuffia.

History of Kuppia and Kuffia?

According to the historical story, The army of Alexender reached the southern coast. When it was impossible to return to their country, they settled and married the local people there, known as Kodavas. After this, Kuppia became famous as those soldiers used to wear Kuffia.


What are Kupia and Kuffia?

Kuppia and Kuffia is a long black coat with an embroidered broad waist belt on it. The belt usually remains either plain or so many different patterns on that. Kuffia is famous among the people of the Kodavus community in Karnataka State. Kuffia is famous among the Arab people.

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What are Kuppia and Kuffia FAQs

  • Kuppia is a traditional dress of the Kodavus People. It is similar to the Kuffia dress of Arabs. Kuppia is a black goat with a belt on it.

  • Kuppia is the popular dress of Kodavus culture and Kuffia is used by the Arabs and Kurds. The only similarity between those dresses is that they both are long black coats with a designer waist belt on them.


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