Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Ten Things I Love About Bhutan: Number Six- Arts and Crafts

The most exciting and vital aspects of the Bhutanese tradittion and heritage are found in its arts and crafts. Bhutan is well known for its Zorig Chosum, the thirteen traditional arts and crafts. Art is usually religious in thematic content and usually follow a strict iconographic rules

Lhazo (painting) Four Harmonious Friends is a very popular Bhutanese art theme.The symbol is widely used in homes and work places, as it attracts harmony to the environment and a reminder to respect to elders 
thangka painting

Shingzo or woodwork

Jingzo or Claywork

Tsemzho or tailoring

Dozo or stonework

thagzo or weaving


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