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Different colours in Khasi Part II




Rong umshit ja - Dusty pink (literally the colour of water from boiled red rice)


Rong lir - Indigo


Rong ding - Flame red


Rong pukir - Saffron


Rong muka- Muga silk yellow/ gold


Rong eit masi - Cow dung green/ Olive green


Rong khangai pylleng- Egg yolk yellow/ Egg yolk orange


Rong shynrai- Turmeric orange



Here is another set of "rong" colours in Khasi 💜🤎💚💛🤍🧡❤️ Most of them are described using food ingredients.
The ladies will be familiar with these with the different colours in their "nara" and "dhara" 😃😃


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