Bhutan National Dress Kira
So this article is especially for the non bhutanese readers.
Bhutan national dress kira. Gho is the traditional and national attire for men in bhutan. Dkyi ra dkyis ras is the national dress for women in bhutan. It is wrapped and folded around the body and is pinned at both shoulders usually with silver brooches and bound at the.
Introduced in the 17th century the gho a knee length robe tied at the waist by the kera belt is the national dress for bhutanese men. But someone asked me to cover it and i realized for someone who has very little idea about bhutanthis is kinda interesting topic. Yes the zhabdungs far sighted vision of maintaining the countrys unity and sovereignty led him to establish a national dress for bhutan.
Before getting to know more about it we should notice that there are intricate types of accessories forming the perfect traditional layout. A full kira is a sort of dress a woven and often heavy rectangular piece of material that is wrapped around a woman and pinned at each shoulder to keep it up. Super comfortable and easy to be dressed in women prefer to wear this outfit most of the time.
National dress of bhutan ghos kiras. I hope you will find this article interesting because it is about my national dress gho for male and kira for female. So whats a kira and why does bhutan require a national dress.
The gho is for men and the kira for women. As soon as you board bhutans airline drukair you are greeted with the air hostess in a kira. It is an ankle length dress consisting of a rectangular piece of woven fabric.
This is a guide on how to wear kira a bhutanese traditional dress for women. In this video mindu is demonstrating the half kira something more modern and popular among modern bhutanese ladies. Hand woven bright coloured kiras with intricate patterns and embroideries are worn by them on special.
Gho and kira are the two very unique pieces of traditional dress. But the rachu will continue to be used the usual way wherever the rachu is required to be worn. Tshering penjor said that he did an intensive research on the particular tradition by talking to 17 people who knew about the tradition which existed during the time of the second king.
This traditional outfit is a long ankle length dress. For the untrained wearer its quite complicated.