English | Dzongkha Friday, August 18, 2017

Traditional process of dyeing woolen yarns at risk of dying out

The traditional method of dyeing woolen yarns to weave Yathra in Bumthang is hardly practiced today. The tradition of Yathra weaving is native to Bumthang valley and is particularly popular among the women of Chhumig Gewog.

Sheep rearing on the brink of disappearance

Sheep rearing has been the main source of livelihood for the people of Bumthang in the past.  But over the years, as the country became increasingly developed, the sheepherders have seen their way of life and livelihood irreversibly changed.

Historical tale of Bepzur Chukpo’s Mansion in Tang

Three floors, 27 rooms and one great storehouse of history, Bepzur Chukpo’s Mansion, a family home turned museum at Tang Gewog in Bumthang has so much to offer about medieval Bhutanese culture and lifestyle.

For the love of game, age not barrier

When it’s about the love for the game, age is insignificant or say age has no bar. This is the message a 50-year-old man is trying to convey, playing alongside those who are way younger to him.

Overcoming impossible through Parkour

If one can overcome mental obstacles, he or she can overcome the physical ones and perform what would usually seem impossible.

Young ceramic artist breathes life into dying art of pottery

The art of pottery, which largely involved making of earthen pots traditionally in Bhutan, is slowly disappearing with some concluding that it is on the verge of extinction. A young Bhutanese ceramic artist is attempting to breathe a new life into the dying art of pottery.

Painter’s attempt to use organic paints

Bhutanese paintings whether they are traditional or contemporary are usually painted with imported colours.

Late Dasho Nishioka’s Panbang house to be renovated

The two storied house in Ngangla Gewog where Late Dasho Keiji Nishioka lived in during his time in Panbang is to undergo a major renovation.

Letter Writing- A long lost art

From writing letters to sending emails via the internet and now it is smart phone.

Quinoa cultivation getting popular in Chhukha

Cultivation of Quinoa, a cereal similar to buckwheat, is picking up in Chhukha.

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