preparation for visiting the Dzong
Bhim dons his kabney. An addition to the national dress required when visiting
a dzong, a major temple or in the presence of a high ranking official.
Male commoners wear a white shawl from left shoulder to opposite hip. It is intricately tied and although we were shown
how to do it several times it remained a mystery. Elected
officials, government ministers, cabinet members, and the King, each wear their own coloured kabney. Women wear a
rachu, a narrow embroidered scarf draped over their left shoulder to visit