A kabney is a silk scarf worn as a part of the gho, the traditional male attire in Bhutan. It is raw silk, normally 90 cm × 300 cm with fringes.

Kabney is worn over the traditional coat gho; it runs from the left shoulder to the right hip, and is worn at special occasions or when visiting a dzong.

Saffron kabney,in Bhutan, stand as a symbol for Druk Gyalpo, king, and Je Khenpo, chief abbot. Likewise, blue kabney stand for legislature, green stand for judiciary, orange stand for cabinets, and white stand for common men of Bhutan.

Moreover, some kabney have stripes with different colors, which also differs with one’s rank. Gho with orange kabney is the traditional and national dress for men in Bhutan.

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