Dazo, The Art of Traditional Bow and Arrow Making in Bhutan_bamboo for making arrow
  • Manage No PI00005487
    Country Bhutan
    Year 2017-11-11
    ICH Domain Oral traditions and representations, Social practices, rituals, festive events, Traditional craft skills
Description Different species of bamboo called deu is used for making arrows. Among many varieties, the one called Jala Yangka is the most preferred. Traditional arrows are made up of Yangka reeds and this quality reeds are mostly preferred amongst the traditional archers. The Yangka bamboo reed species is rare in Bhutan and are found mostly in high mountains of Jaala village. To preserve the species from extinction, today people of Jaala village take the saplings from the mountains and cultivate it in their homes.
Photographer Jigme Choden & Ngawang Choden
Place Jala, Wangduephodrang District, Bhutan File Size 3.64MB
Definition 96 DPI File Format JPG
Copyright Jigme Choden & Ngawang Choden, ICHCAP Copyright

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