Our Gyenkhu to show our identity through national dress. It shows us the identity of the wearer.
The whole idea of a national costume, in my opinion, is to express a dedication to a country, without having to say a thing. Also, when wearing it on occasions, to celebrate something related to national values. The main reason for having the costumes could be a celebration of an important feast.
However, the national costumes in Bhutan are much more than just a celebration. They keep reminding of important pages of history – how we were living in the past, what were our traditions, what we were wearing, and so on. In my opinion, this is very good, because it helps to save our culture overall and protects it from nasty other ones. It means that our costumes are independent and unique.
Patriotism is the reason why national costumes are not forgotten still, and I think that they will not be forgotten for a while at least. Besides, the costumes are still used in from small private gathering to many popular feasts, like Religious Festivals- Tsechu, which occurs nearly every year. It all shows, that people do care about their country and their identity. #ourgyenkhu #amazing_bhutan #bhutan #bhutanese #igbhutan #ig_bhutan #igersbhutan #bhutanesephotographer.All Images©2017 KINLEY PENJOR