Generally, Kinner houses have storerooms for keeping grain and dried fruits, and separate wooden grain-storage structures, called kathar. Pakpa, a piece of sheepskin or yakskin, is often placed on the khayarcha mat.
Traditionally Kinners use utensils made of brass and bronze. Modern influences have included the introduction of Chinese crockery, and utensils made of stainless steel and aluminium.
Clothes are mainly of wool. The thepang, a grey woollen cap, is worn with a white velvet band. The Tibetan chhuba, a long woollen coat which resembles an achkan, is worn as well, with a sleeveless woollen jacket. While men wear woollen churidhar pajamas, and tailored woollen shirts such as the chamn kurti, the women wrap themselves up in a dohru. The first wrap of the dohru is based on the back, with embroidered borders displayed throughout its length, which stretches to the heels. Darker shades of colours are preferred for the Dohru, although other beautifully coloured shawls may be worn, usually draped over the shoulders. A choli, another type of full sleeved blouse worn by women, may serve as a decorative lining as well.
The Kinners are classified mainly into two castes: lower and upper caste. Again both of these categories are divided into sub classes. The caste system is more prevalent in the Lower and Middle Kinnaur regions.
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fds (6918) 2013-12-04 9:19
dear indian friend very beautiful image with this little village under the great mountain
great blu sky and very suggestive atmosphera
Subhogen (4029) 2013-12-04 9:44
Marvelous capture of daily life in Kinnaur..good research and a detailed note. Good POV and compostion with this herd of sheep in the FG. Well managed light and great color of the sky which is a familiar feature of your nature photos. Well seen and well taken.
nikkitta (11110) 2013-12-04 15:17
Interesting note, informative one presenting this daily life and Kinner houses
Like the mountains at the back
May be would it be better aa not so saturated sky? my idea
fabbs99 (14403) 2013-12-04 21:15
Spectacular view of the herd of sheep from the hills.Good sharpness and clarity.Very well done.TFS.
aleXundar (1256) 2013-12-05 0:07
You have taken full advantage of the clear weather in your clicks and we are having the advantage of enjoying some excellent memoirs of your trek/tour.
A very lively daily-life shot with cattle, people and their house. Great details and outstanding colors as usual - accompanied by a well-researched note.
switch2ayan (136) 2013-12-05 2:35
Very nice shot of hills daily life. Also you have shared excellent details of this place. Nice pov and great picture.
Oceania (4082) 2013-12-05 6:45
Your pictures are always in good quality. This one is no exception. It's very interesting to see so many cattle in different colors. Thanks for sharing.
elenimavrandoni (11793) 2013-12-17 19:59
a magnificent documentary picture, captured and presented beautifully along with an extraordinary note!!
my compliments to your work and thanks for visiting me!
all the best