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Cherin Family


The 13th Dalai Lama carried out new policies and the upper classes were very active in this, especially the Cherin family (1958). This family was a member of the Sikkim royal family. In the past, Sikkim was a dependency of Tibet, so members of the Sikkim royal family had a tradition of securing an official position in Lhasa. The Gashag government conferred land titles on them. Because Sikkim was occupied by Britain and India, and they could not return home. Cherin Jigmei's family settled in Lhasa. Cherin Jigmei, the eldest son, was related with the Charong family by marriage. He married the fourth daughter, Rinchin Chomar, and was made a fourth-ranked official by Dalai Lama. He was open-minded and versatile. He took the lead in building a garden-style villa in the suburbs of Lhasa. He became a pioneer of fashion design in Lhasa. The beautiful golden-colored cap named "Cherin Nyangsha", designed by him, was so popular that later no women wore the old-style "Barzhol".

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