Gaddi is Himachal’s nomad caste, a male is called Gaddi(spelled Ghâ€“dhâ€“ii) whereas female a Gaddan (spelled Gh-dh-n).
Gaddis carry a rich culture of Himachal with their own traditional clothing which is mainly made of sheep wool, as they live usually in higher altitude areas and lot of silver jewelry.
Male Gaddis wear a coat made of pure wool and tie a black rope made of wool around waist. Himachali cap sits atop head always.
Gaddan wears a traditional gown again made of pure wool and lot of jewelry usually made of silver, there is a myth that Gaddis put iron on sheepâ€™s foot and when they travel to higher altitudes with the sheeps it turns out to silver, so thats why gaddans usually has a lot of silver.