The two of them make a young, elegant couple. The husband has teamed his shimmering dark gold kho with a solid pastel yellow shirt, while the wife wears a full-sleeved blouse in red underneath her embroidered red kho. Designers of traditional khos usually turn to local foliage for motifs to embroider these gorgeous garments. Both the dolls are wearing dark velvet hats that are wide-rimmed, indicating that they may be from one of the northern villages where drizzling snow is a common phenomenon. Tall leather boots is the traditional footwear of choice for both men and women, even though in this case the lady is in gleaming leather pumps. This pair would make for a unique, expressive piece of home decor.
Sikkim Man and Woman
The state of Sikkim lies in the Himalayan ranges and is bounded by Nepal, Bhutan and Tibet. Natives of this state are of mongloid race and many practice Buddhism.
The Sikkim men wears loose trousers and a ‘baku’-a coat fastened on one side. In cold weather he adds a vest (sart), a woollen hat and leather boots.
The women wear a sleevless ‘baku’ with a long –sleeved blouse inside which they pull to the back and tie. They wear an apron, ’kho’, tied to their waist. A woollen hat is also worn in winter.
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