Traditional Bhutanese Gho
Machine woven fabric on a traditional loom Bhutanese clothing
Material: Cotton, Natural & artificial dyes
Care instructions: Machine Wash but don't use a bleaching agent
Traditional Bhutanese Clothing handwoven Gho
Bhutanese men’s folk costume is charismatic and unusual. You definitely notice the shoes – beautifully adorned works of art. But the whole attire sure will draw a look. It consists of an under jacket called “tego”, a robe called “gho”, a fabric belt called “kera”, a large silk scarf called “kabney”, and boots called “tshog lham”. We would like to show you these garments and the whole costume and add some curious details about it.
First of all, under the gho, men wear a “tego”. It is a long-sleeved short jacket. Women also wear it under the kira.
The gho is a Bhutanese male ethnic clothing. The wearing of the “gho” for men and “kira” for women is only a small part of the “driglam namzha” (official dress code of Bhutan). The gho is a knee-length robe tied at the waist with a “kera” – hand-woven fabric belt. Bhutanese people began to wear the gho in the 17th century. Today, the local men use this attire for formal occasions; the government representatives are obliged to wear the gho for work.
The kera belt is folded in such a way that a big pocket is formed in front of the abdomen. And this is actually used to store things in. This is, perhaps, the largest pocket in the world.
Sizing chart: Bhutanese gho doesn't go by a definite size chart, it's mainly based on estimated body height and waist size
S: Approx 5-5.6 ft Body height, waist size 24-27 inches
M: Approx 5.6-5.9 ft Body height, waist size 28-32 inches
L: Approx 5.9-6.3 ft Body height, waist size 32-36 inches
The item doesnt include kera, kabney or tego
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