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Lepcha man wearing a dumpra.

Dumpra (also dumprá; Lepcha for "male dress") is the traditional dress of Lepcha men. It consists of a multicolored, hand-woven cloth pinned at one shoulder and held in place by a waistband called a gyatomu, usually worn over a white shirt and trousers. With it, men wear a flat round cap called a thyáktuk, with stiff black velvet sides and a multicolored top topped by a knot. Rarely, the traditional cone-shaped bamboo and rattan hats are worn.[1][2][3][4]

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  1. ^ Plaisier, Heleen (2007). A Grammar of Lepcha. Tibetan studies library: Languages of the greater Himalayan region. 5. Leiden, The Netherlands; Boston: BRILL. p. 4. ISBN 90-04-15525-2. 
  2. ^ Dubey, S. M (1980). S. M. Dubey, P. K. Bordoloi, B. N. Borthakur, eds. Family, marriage, and social change on the Indian fringe. Cosmo. pp. 53, 56. Retrieved 2012-10-30. 
  3. ^ Thakur, Rudranand (1988). Himalayan Lepchas. Archives Publishers, Distributors. p. 131. Retrieved 2012-10-30. 
  4. ^ Patra, Chittaranjan (1991). Present Buddhist tribals and vihāras in West Bengal. Sarkar & Co. p. 59.