Traditional Dresses of Ladakh: Leh and Kargil, two significant Indian districts, are located in Ladakh, a new UT State. It is also one of the largest states, populated to a whopping 98 percent by tribes including the Changpa, Dardi, and Boto. People from various regions dress and carry themselves differently.
Some Common Traditional Dresses of Ladakh
- Goncha/Goss – Upper Cloth worn by male mostly but younger female also wear them in some areas.
- Mogos – Upper cloth worn by females only
- Phumet – Female Upper cloth
- Kantop/Gonda – Hat worn by both male and female, but little different in design
- Skeyrags – Robe to tie upper cloth –for male and female
- Telayne – female inner dress/shirt
- Chaksten-female inner pajamas
- Thikme Paboo/Boot– Shoes worn by both male and female. Little different in design
- Nakdop: Boot made of skin and worn mainly in Eastern/ Changthang and Southern/Zanskar part of Ladakh
- Bok/Lhogor: It is worn by females mainly during some traditional events
- Perak: Worn by females on head. It is studded with turquoise stones and worn mostly during traditional/religious moments. When girls wear them they put the whole ornaments like Tsaroo, Ldocha, Kagoo, Tsonduss, Tunglak etc
- Kagoo: Gold (mostly) necklaces worn by females. Male also wear but mostly are made of silver and bronze.
- Tsazar: Traditional Scarf
- Tunglak: Bangle made of Conch Shell
Although there many more dresses and ornaments, above are some common dresses people wear.