Monpas are believed to be the only nomadic tribe in Northeast India, sharing very close affinity with the Sharchops of Bhutan and the neighbouring Monpas of the Tibetan Autonmous Region of China. Besides yak mobile pastoralism, the Monpa practice shifting and permanent types of cultivation. Together the traditional Tibetan Chuba, Mongpa men and women use to wear a disctintive headwear made of yak hair, with long tassels.
cavalryman - Nº 17 of the Series
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Oil paiting on canvas (70 x 70 ctms) - February 2021 (author: S. Carralero)