Dazo, The Art of Traditional Bow and Arrow Making in Bhutan_Seasoned Bamboo/Zhushing
Description Freshly cut Zhu shings or bamboos are not ready to be used as bows. It has to be seasoned and dried naturally in the sun which takes about 75 days or else dry over the earthen stove to enable the smoke to strengthen and further durability. The Zhu, or bow is made from a distinct species of bamboo called Zhu Shing which is only grown in the warmer parts of the country. However, bamboo from Samtse District is considered superior for it uniform thickness.
Photographer Jigme Choden & Ngawang Choden
Place Thimphu, Bhutan File Size 6.55MB
Definition 300 DPI File Format JPG
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