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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.

The Laya in the North
Costume of the Brokpa Men

Cap: felt, made so that rain water runs off from the tip; jacket: napped, felted wool fabric; tunic: skin of some type of deer, the side with the fur can be worn inside or outside; pants: napped wool fabric; leggings: leather; boots: wool and leather; on loan from Lyonpo Sangay Ngedup
»Brokpa« means herdsman or nomad and also refers to an ethnic group in the district of Merak Sakteng in East Bhutan.

The East of Bhutan
Costume of the Nepalese Women

Skirt: Indian silk brocade; blouse: synthetic velvet fabric; on loan from the Völkerkundemuseum der Universität Zürich
A large part of the population in the humid south is of Nepalese origin.

The Nepalese
Costume of the Drukpa Women

Wrap dress (kira): silk with warp stripes and patterened flushing warp, richly embroidered, held by two silver clasps (koma) and a tablet woven belt (kera); measurements (open) 290 x 150 centimeters; blouse (wonju): silk; on loan from the Museum für Völkerkunde Wien
Today, the traditional clothing of the Drukpa population is the national costume of Bhutan and is also worn by other ethnic groups.

West and Central Bhutan

The Vienna Exhibition
.  In the monastery ..
.  Gods and sacred ..
.  The teachings of Buddha
.  The becoming of Bhutan
.  The fortresses - monks ..
.  The way to the throne
.  Modern monarchy
.  Ethnic mosaic
.  The south
.  The midlands
.  The house altar
.  The kitchen
.  The high alpine ..

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