Both men and women of Kargil wear a diverse range of costumes. The yak’s fur is used to make clothes that remain warm and give a cosy feeling. Buddhists and Shia Muslims are in majority in Kargil and their clothing choices also vary a lot.
Traditional Clothing of Kargil For Men
Men wear loose pajamas with a cummerbund tied around their waist. Muslims commonly wear undyed costumes with a Balti cap. Buddhists usually put on brick red robes. Nomads living in Chang Thang wear long and bulky clothes.
Traditional Clothing of Kargil For Women
Women wear a stunning headgear known as perak. The headgear is made of the skin of the lamb. Brocade and silk attires are commonly worn by females.