from left: Dolma, mother holding little Amo, Disket holding little Dlsket, Me, Dolkar, Disket's son, and Amo.
TRADITIONAL WEDDING CLOTHES
|Desket (her name means Happy) wearing a wedding|
Women’s Ladakhi traditional wedding clothes are quite ornate. The bride actually wears two dresses, one layered on top of the other. One dress is given to her by her parents, the other by the mother of the groom. Then added are special ear rings, a felt like hat the extends out like Micky Mouse ears,(Ladakhi friends please forgive my comparison) but sideways, and then added to this is a long head covering of turquoise and some jewels. Below are my friends who are modelling their wedding their garb for you, my readers.
|Darket ( name means goddess)and Amo dressed for their weddings.|
Amo's long earrings are called Aa-long
|Amo, who married the son of the family,|
Jigmet, as the first daughter in her family,
she got and wore the Parak, the turquoise
headdress at her wedding.
|Dolkar modeling the Tasru or black half hat worn under the|
|Back view of the Perak headdress|
|Amo wearing a gold necklace,|
value around $5000. And an
Antique coral and turquoise necklace
|Dolkar being the second daughter did not wear|
the turquoise Perak (hat), because it was inherited
by her older sister, Disket. But she is also wearing a real
gold disk necklace and strands of pearls.