The people of Thai Phake tribe have their own indigenous costumes. They have separate costumes for daily wear and special occasions. They adorn themselves with very less ornaments.
A Thai Phake woman’s costume comprises of striped girdle, called ‘chin,’ which covers body from the waist to the ankles. She wraps around her waist a cloth belt called ‘chairchin’, which is about 6 cm wide and 1.5 m long. The upper part of her body is covered with a long stripped cloth called ‘fa nangwait,’ which is about 2.3 m long and 1 m wide. Young girls wear a slightly smaller version of this cloth called ‘fafek.’ The women also wear a multicolored blouse called as ‘chekhamchum.’ They use a white shawl-like cloth called ‘chaddar’ when visiting a distant place. This ‘chaddar’ is also used as a veil by the bride during the wedding.
A Thai Phake man wears a ‘fatong, which is chequered loin cloth of green color containing black stripes with red, yellow or white lining, for covering his lower body. The upper part is covered with a ‘sho’ (shirt). He dons a white turban called ‘fa ho ho.’ When he goes on a long journey, he dresses in a long sleeved white shirt along with a plain bordered white shawl called ‘fa fek mai.’