The Brokpa people are a small ethnic group inhabiting Ladakh, India. Most are Buddhist, however they celebrate many unique traditions based around nature and rituals. The reason they wear decorative flowers on their heads is to please the gods.
March 1978 "The woolen cap on a younger child guards against cold winds, while the amulets and needles that decorate it ward off evil spirits." from Ladakh - The Last Shangri-la, article and photographs by Thomas J.