THE CHO RO
When I visited this group in October 2016, I spent 2 days with them. While asking the villagers about their traditional costumes, it surprised me that they didn’t understand why I would be interested.
After numerous attempts, I was led to see the chief of the tribe. He was a frequent smoker and kept offering me a cigarette which I had to politely decline because I don’t smoke it. But when I brought out my cigars, he was ecstatic, shouting Cuba and Castro with glee! He was so happy when I offered him one and after making this connection, invited me back the next day. To my surprise, he gifted me the last costume left in the village and his friendly wife offered to pose in it for me. No one is making these costumes anymore, making it valuable, precious heritage indeed.