Costumes of the Laya Women

Blouse, wrap skirt and jacket: napped wool fabric, on the jacket are insets of imported Tibetan fabrics; hat (layap bulo): woven bamboo with worked-in bark; boots: napped wool, leather; rich jewelry made out of various materials; on loan from the Museum für Völkerkunde Wien
The Laya are semi-nomadic yak breeders in the mountainous north of Bhutan. Their lifestyle also defines their traditional clothing.