16th Annual Smithsonian.com Photo Contest
Tshering, the carpenter
Bhutan’s art and crafts are intricately and unassumingly woven into the everyday life of its people. Seen here is, Tshering, a resident carpenter of the Gangtey Gonpa(Monastery) in the Phobjikha glacial valley in central Bhutan. He is engrossed is carving out a wooden decoration piece, to be installed within the monastery.
Zorig Chosum, means the “thirteen arts and crafts of Bhutan” and represents the exclusive "spirit and identity of the Himalayan kingdom"
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