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Authentic Bhutanese Craft

posted May 15, 2012, 2:39 AM by Bhutan Jurmii
Bhutan’s first ever Craft Bazaar showcases a wide range of Bhutanese art and craft products. The products in its 80 stalls cover all aspect of Zorigchusum, the 13 traditional arts and crafts.

With the products sourced mostly from rural areas, the bazaar aims to promote Bhutan’s craft industry by creating a viable market, which in turn acts to preserve and promote Bhutan’s unique culture. The initiative is also expected to bring about equitable socio-economic development in the country.

  • TSHEM ZO – ART OF TAILORIGN & EMBROIDERY
Includes stitching traditional costumes, embroidery (Tshemdrup) and appliqué (Lhemdrup) and production of traditional Bhutanese Tshoglham (boots) and Thangkas.
  • THAG ZO – ART OF WEAVING
The fine silk, cotton and wool are woven into colorful attires.


  • DE ZO – ART OF PAPER MAKING
Many hues of traditional paper products are available.

  • PAR ZO – ART OF WOOD CARVING
Traditional Bhutanese Designs carved on wood create the most wonderful pieces of artwork.

  • LHA ZO – ART OF PAITING
The art of Thankha(scroll) painting is visible not just in religious institutions but every Bhutanese home

  • JIM ZO – ART OF SCULPTING
Seeing some of the finest Jim Zo at work at the bazaar is an additional treat.

  • TSHA ZO – ART OF BAMBOO WEAVING
Cane and bamboo products enjoy a prominence in Bhutanese homes for various purposes. It also works with locals and tourists as decorative and souvenirs.

  • SHAG ZO – WOOD TURNING
In a world driven by mass production of crockery, Bhutanese wooden-waves, coming straight from Trashiyangtse in eastern Bhutan, offers an exotic choice.

  • TROE ZO – GOLD & SILVERSMITHY
Ornament making is one of the popular arts in the country. Most are made out of stones like turquoise, coral as well as silver and gold.