generation fashion

meghalaya

jainsem moment!

ananya in jainsem

These photos were taken during my last visit to Shillong.This is the traditional khasi dress called jainsem,giving the body a cylindrical shape.Modern khasi women,however,wear a shorter skirt tucked up at the waist.The upper garment is tightly tied round the body.On ceremonial occasions,they wear that silver crown.A spike or peak is fixed to the back of the crown.