Shingkha

Tunic (shingkha), wool, wool and silk applique; length 121 centimeters, width 97 centimeters; on loan from the Völkerkundemuseum der Universität Zürich
Tunics of this kind are nowadays only worn by the women of the Kurtö region at rituals for the mountain gods. The wearers emphasize that this is not everyday wear. In many villages, these are only allowed to be worn by women from the most important families.