The Traditional Dhara or Jainesm


Worldview Impact Foundation

Worldview Impact Foundation
London, United Kingdom

The wedding attire in traditional Meghalaya wedding is unique and ornimental intrinsic to the culture of Meghalaya. She wears a dhara or Jainesm as it is known in local language. Traditionally, a portion of the bride’s wedding attire as well as jewelry is given by the groom. For her wedding day, the bride is dressed in a traditional Khasi ceremonial dress that stands out with bright colours of red and orange..


  • Title: The Traditional Dhara or Jainesm
  • Date Created: 2016
  • Location: Shillong, Meghalaya
  • Type: Photograph
  • Contributor: Husnara Kharbhih model, jewelry and sostume Kristilian Kharbhih

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