Doukho of Bhotia community exhibited in IGRMS’s exhibiton series

  • | Tuesday | 24th November, 2020

Under the latest and popular online series of Indira Gandhi Rashtriya Manav Sangrahalaya entitled ‘Exhibit of Week’ the Doukho, woolen coat collected from 1988 of the Bhotia community of chamoli, Uttarakhand was exhibited. Doukho is a traditional woolen coat used by the Bhotia community of Chamoli, Uttarakhand. Weaving is mainly the autonomy of the women folk whereas extracting wool and processing work is mainly done by the male folk. Woolen clothes are woven by the Bhotia women only during winters as they have other seasonal engagements such as cultivation, harvesting and storing the crops. Bhotias weave these woolen items not only for self-use but also sell it in nearby markets and go to remote villages to sell the woolen materials.

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