The gho is the traditional and national dress for men in Bhutan. The traditional attire for men and women known as Gho was introduced around the 17th century by the unifier of Bhutan as a nation-state, ‘Ngawang Namgyal‘ to display their unique identity.
It was made mandatory for Bhutanese citizens to wear their traditional outfits in an attempt to promote and preserve Bhutanese heritage.
Gho is a knee-length, robe-like cloth which is wrapped around their bodies and nicely secured with a belt. Gho is accompanied with different colour ‘Kabney’ or scarves as per the rank of the individual.