Dazo, The Art of Traditional Bow and Arrow Making in Bhutan_Spinning of Bow String
Description The bow string is spun using hands. The traditional bow string are made from wild vine plant's skin locally known as Tshelme Pangki and fetch during second and third month when the days are long. The reasons for collecting during this specified month is that it is believed that the inter-nodal distance of the creeper is longer during this months. Therefore, longer ones are much preferred for making bow strings. The wild vine is cut and dried in the sun.Then the skin of the vine is peeled and a small thread-like skin remains which is then spun together to make a string. And the string is mostly used as bow strings.
Photographer Jigme Choden & Ngawang Choden
Place Thimphu, Bhutan File Size 198KB
Definition 1000 X 662 File Format JPG
Copyright Jigme Choden & Ngawang Choden, ICHCAP Copyright

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