The Kinnauri Topi (Cap), worn in the Kinnaur region, according to Handa is identical to the Bushahri cap, “the only difference being in the colour of stripe on the lappet. In the Kinnauri cap, the lappet carries a velvet or shanil stripe of deep red or crimson colour.”

This colour has over a period of time now become the colour of affiliation to the BJP party.

Considering Kinnaur’s proximity to the Bushahr estate, and the general affiliation of the region with the Congress party, the locals usually are seen in the greens now.