Like the overwhelming majority of all Bhutanese, this family wears national costumes. The lady wears a kira, the gentleman a go. The boy is a young monk and is dressed accordingly.
Photo by Guy van Strydonck
The kushüthqara kira with white background counts among the favourite ones of the twentieth century. This pattern, made with silk supplementary weft, is originally from the region of Lhuntshi, but is nowadays widespread in all of Bhutan.
Photo by Jon Warren
What seems to be an antagonism to the observer, is actual reality in Bhutan: the archer uses modern equipment for the traditional national sport, and he also wears imported tennis shoes, jeans and a go from the 17th century.
Photo by Christian Schicklgruber