On the history of costumes. One hundred and fifth sheet. Present Time (1890). Asia. Munich Bilderbogen No. 1186.
Kashmir. Ladakh men. Soldier of the Maharajah c. 1890.
Kashmir has its origins in the Kashmir Valley with the old trading centre of Srinagar in the high mountain region of the Greater Himalayas. In its long, eventful history, it has developed as a crossroads of major caravan routes (historical Silk Road) between the Near East, Central Asia and South Asia. At the same time, it was and still is the intersection of extensive Buddhist, Kashmiri-Hindu and, from the 13th century onwards, increasingly Islamic domains. From time immemorial, Kashmir has had a bridging and nodal function between the Near East, Central Asia and South Asia.
Ladakh is known for the beauty of its remote mountains and Tibetan Buddhist culture, hence it is also known as Little Tibet.
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