Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Nepalese women are so vibrant

I was in Kathmandu to conduct a workshop which had many women participants who were all quite happy for me to photograph their lovely clothes.  I used another Oscraps template for a page.


Most of them wear the long tunic over leggings and have a matching scarf.  A few wear a sari although they said these were more often kept for special occasions as they have not pockets and are not practical when moving around a lot.  Several of the women were wearing western style clothes but  didn’t photograph them.

I love the bright colours that many of them wear and the patters.  The one on the top row, 2nd from the left, is woven cotton from hill tribe designs. On the bottom row, 1st picture, the 3rd women’s tunic has amazingly detailed embroidery in gold thread all over the front. 

Interesting that this style which they have been wearing for generations is very similar to how many western women dress at the moment with the popularity of a dress or tunic over trousers or leggings.

More of my trip photos tomorrow.

1 comment:

Miriam said...

I would love to feel the fabrics in your photos, they look so beautiful Helena.