Neekyung with her pearl stud

Acrylic on canvas (21x17 inch)
Prepare to be captivated by the mesmerizing portrait of Neekyung, an old Lepcha lady from the serene Singlitam village. With her traditional costume and gentle smile, she embodies the beauty and kindness that define the Lepcha community.
In the Lepcha language, "Neekyung" translates to "old lady," a title that pays homage to her wisdom and experience. Her attire showcases the vibrant traditions of the Lepcha people, with special attention given to the exquisite pearl stud that adorns her ears. This stunning accessory is beloved by Lepcha women and adds a touch of elegance to Neekyung's appearance.
Notice the head cloth she wears with pride. In the cold region of northeast India, this traditional practice is not only a fashion statement but also a means to protect and cure common ailments caused by the chill. It embodies the Lepcha people's deep connection to nature and their inherent love for the environment.
Join us as we celebrate the indomitable spirit of Neekyung and the rich Lepcha traditions she represents. Let this painting transport you to the heart of Singlitam village, where nature's beauty intertwines with the kindness and grace of its people.
Enter the world of "Neekyung: Embracing Lepcha Traditions," and immerse yourself in the remarkable culture of the Lepcha community. Allow their wisdom, love for nature, and timeless elegance to inspire and captivate you.