One of our best tailors, Pema is always ready to help out and loves to try new styles.
Pema is married with one son, Tenzin Wengjor, and hopes to have a daughter soon, so she can make dresses for her! She met her husband at the Tibetan Vocational Training Centre in Mussoorie where she studied sewing and where he was studying to become an electrician. They had a large traditional Tibetan wedding, which involves a scarf giving ceremony (katas, the traditional white scarf, which is embossed with the eight Tibetan symbols of good luck), a long puja (prayer ceremony with Tibetan monks and a Lama), as well as much singing, folk dancing and drinking of chang (home brewed barley wine).Pema and her husband are both devout Buddhists and they visit the Dalai Lama's temple in McLeod Ganj as often as they can. They also do their morning rituals together- this involves saying their prayers, cleaning the family alter and filling the water bowls, and taking an oath to be compassionate each and every day.She says she has no interest in fashion, but just loves to sew and make things with her hands! She especially likes girls dresses though, as they are pretty and fun to make.