12 June 2011

Donning the Ladakhi Goncha

The Ladakhi goncha, a voluminous robe of thick woollen cloth with a colourful cummerbund tied at the waist, is the most common dress in Ladakh, Northern India; loose pyjamas, a distinctive top hat and long felt boots complete the ensemble. It is very effective to protect the people from the harsh and extreme cold weather of this region which belongs to the Himalayas. For ceremonial purposes, colourful robes in silk and brocade are worn.

people, portrait, street portrait, Northern India, Ladakh, Ladakhi woman, traditional costume, goncha, Facing the World, © Matt Hahnewald

people, portrait, double portrait, street portrait, Northern India, Ladakh, Ladakhi women, traditional costume, goncha, Facing the World, © Matt Hahnewald

people, portrait, double portrait, street portrait, Northern India, Ladakh, Ladakhi women, traditional costume, silk costume, Facing the World, © Matt Hahnewald

people, portrait, street portrait, triple portrait, groupshot, Ladakh, Ladakhi women, traditional costume, silk costume, traditional Ladakhi hats, Facing the World, © Matt Hahnewald

people, portrait, double portrait, back portrait, street portrait, Northern India, Ladakh, Ladakhi women, traditional costume, goncha, traditional Ladakhi hats, Facing the World, © Matt Hahnewald

people, portrait, street portrait, Northern India, Ladakh, Ladakhi woman, traditional costume, headdress, silver jewellery, headshot, Facing the World, © Matt Hahnewald

people, portrait, street portrait, Northern India, Ladakh, Ladakhi woman, traditional costume, headdress, silver jewellery, headshot, Facing the World, © Matt Hahnewald

people, portrait, street portrait, Northern India, Ladakh, Ladakhi woman, traditional costume, headdress, silver jewellery, headshot, Facing the World, © Matt Hahnewald

people, portrait, street portrait, Northern India, Ladakh, Ladakhi woman, traditional costume, headshot

people, portrait, street portrait, headshot, Northern India, Ladakh, Leh, Ladakhi man, traditional costume, goncha, Facing the World, © Matt Hahnewald

people, portrait, street portrait, headshot, Northern India, Ladakh, Leh, Ladakhi man, traditional costume, goncha, Facing the World, © Matt Hahnewald

people, portrait, street portrait, headshot, Northern India, Ladakh, Leh, Ladakhi man, traditional costume, goncha, Facing the World, © Matt Hahnewald

people, portrait, double portrait, street portrait, Northern India, Ladakh, Leh, Ladakhi women, traditional costume, silk costume, goncha, Facing the World, © Matt Hahnewald

people, portrait, street portrait, Northern India, Ladakh, Leh, Ladakhi woman, traditional costume, silk costume, goncha, Facing the World, © Matt Hahnewald


Street portrait photographs of Ladakhi people in traditional costumes in Matt Hahnewald's
Flickr Album 2011-06c Chasing Ladakhi Traditions

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