“Boast during the day, be humble at night”

DROKPA

Around 2,500 Drokpa people live in three small villages in a disputed territory between India and Pakistan. This is the only fertile valley of Ladakh. The Drokpa people are completely different– physically, culturally, linguistically and socially – from the Tibeto-Burman inhabitants of most of Ladakh.

 

For centuries, the Drokpa culture has  indulged in kissing in public and wife-swapping without inhibitions. Their cultural exuberance is reflected in exquisite dresses and ornaments. Their main sources of income are products from the well-tended vegetable gardens.

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