315. Haku Patashi
Photo By: Rina Maharjan
Post Date: 26th Dec, 2008
Description: A group of Newar girls taking rest after performing cultural dance at cultural program which was organized by Jyapu Mahaghuthi, Kathmandu Metro Committee, following the Jyapu (Day 20 December 2008).
Native dwellers of Kathmandu Valley are Newars. Newars who are living in the various parts of Kathamandu valley not only speak different dialects of Newari, but also wear different types of clothing. The Jyapu community wears a distinct saree popularly known as Haku Patashi (see picture), which is a plain black saree with a red border. They wear a full sleeved blouse which is tied at four different corners and is called ‘Thana tagu kapoya lan’. Above it, they wear a shawl call Haku gacha in Newari.