Limbu/Subba are indigenous tribes, and mostly the population is located in the Himalayan region of eastern Nepal, Sikkim and western Bhutan, Assam, Darjeeling, and Kalimpong in West Bengal, Nagaland, and Burma. Some have migrated to the United Kingdom, Hong Kong, the United States, and other countries.

Limboo women's traditional ornaments, gold and silver jewelry:

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Chandrahaara (silver necklace):

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  1. Samyangfung: gold flower (it represents the sun).
  2. Nessey: gold earrings
  3. Namloyee or yogakpa (chandrahaara)
  4. Laskari: line of small gold earrings
  5. Yangychi or Reji: silver coins necklace
  6. Sesephung(Bright flower): it is worn on a forehead piece with a coral moon.
  7. Yarling: it is lotus bud-shaped earrings.
  8. Pongwari/ Kantha: it is with golden beads and red felt.
  9. Hukpangi: it is a type of silver bangle with glass stone ( it symbolizes engagement / married women)
  10. Swagep: gold finger ring
  11. Naugedi
  12. Dungri
  13. Mundri
  14. Marwadi
  15. Gadawari
  16. Kandungri
  17. Joon: like a gold half moon
  18. Chimpti: gold hair pin
  19. Langbangi: silver bangle(anklets) for ankle.
  20. Hukpangi: Chholane/ Kade chura/Katuwa (gold and silver bangle)

Limbu women:

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Limbu girl along with costume

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Different colours of dhaka dress

Name of Limbu traditional women's dress:

  1. Mekhli / choubandi choli
  2. Sardokpa
  3. Dhaka saree and Dhaka blouse
  4. Dhaka shawl

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Limbu boy in attaire

Name of traditional Limbu male dress:

  1. Paga: Dhaka topi / cap
  2. Ningkheng: Dhaka Scarves / muffler
  3. Sandokpa: Upper body dress
  4. Sungrehba: like a coat upper body dress.
  5. Lapetta and Pagappa: an upper body dress.
  6. Paohao: main body dress
  7. Hangchang: an upper body dress for the royal family.
  8. Hangpen: a lower body dress for the royal family.

Limbu Dhaka is the ethnic traditional fabric of the Limbu which is woven in geometric patterns in a handloom. The art of making Dhaka is taught from one generation to another generation.

Traditional Dhaka handloom made from bamboo and wood.
Traditional Dhaka weaving by Limbu women

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