COSTUME AND ORNAMENTS

A Lepcha male wears Thakro, a colourful sheet, yenthatse (shirt) and a shambo (cap).The Lepcha female dress comprises of Dumbun (a kind of sheet worn in sari style), Tago (loose blouse), Nyumrek (belt) and taro (cap). The beautiful ornaments used by the Lepcha women are Namchok (ear ring), Lyak (necklace), Gyar (bracelet) etc.

The attire of Bhutia male consists of Kho (Bakhu), Jya (waist coat), Yenthatse (shirt), Kera (cloth belt)and Shambo (cap).The Bhutia female dress are: kho (Bakhu), Hanju (loose blouse), Kushen(Jacket),Shambo (Cap different in design than used by men),and Shabcha(Shoe), Pangden, the striped apron is a symbol of married Bhutia women. The jewellery items used by the Bhutia women are known as Yencho (ear ring),Khao(necklace),Phiru (pearl ornament),Diu(gold bangle),and Joko (ring).

The Nepali men wears a shirt known as Daura, while their churidar pajama is known as shurval, the waist coat is known as Aaskot and their belt is known as Patuki.The colorful sari worn by a Nepali woman is known as Pharia, their long loose blouse tied from four side is known as Chaubandi Cholo,while another type of popular blouse is known as Jharo Cholo. A piece of printed cloth covering the upper portion of the body is known as Hembri, whereas a colorful piece hanging from the head to waist during a dance performance is known as “Pachauri’.The ornaments used by Nepali women are Shirbandi(Tiara),Kantha(Necklace),Nau-geri(Necklace of pearl),Charani hari(Another type of Necklace),Tilhari(Green bead with a Long gold pendantworn normally by married women), Bulaki (Nose- ring), Dungri (Nose-Pin), Tik Mala, chandrahar, Chepti Sun (Ear-Ring), Gadwari(Ear-Ring), Chura of silver (Bracelet) and Kalli, thivk heavy Payalmade of silver.