Dazo, The Art of Traditional Bow and Arrow Making in Bhutan_Holding of Bow
  • Manage No PI00005510
    Country Bhutan
    Year 2017-11-11
    ICH Domain Oral traditions and representations, Social practices, rituals, festive events, Traditional craft skills
Description The Making of Traditional Bow The making of traditional bow is closely linked to Bhutan's culture, religion and history. It was first used by gods (Lha) and Asuras (Lhamin) to annihilate demons and evil spirits or malignant spirits. It was also used as a weapon during war. The subsequent pictures shall demonstrate the process involved in the making of traditional bow. It is a common practice among the traditional archers to hold the bow vertically with his left hand. However, there are few archers who uses their right hand also. The bow is held from the center with his thumb pressed against the bow from inside.
Photographer Jigme Choden & Ngawang Choden
Place Simtokha, Thimphu, Bhutan File Size 3.41MB
Definition 300 DPI File Format JPG
Copyright Jigme Choden & Ngawang Choden, ICHCAP Copyright

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