Shield, bamboo, wood; size: 47 cm x 18 cm;
Helmet, bamboo, wood; size: 26 cm x 18 cm; loans from the National Museum, Paro
Protective objects made of bent reeds and interlaced bamboo were part of the standard equipment of common foot soldiers.
The Drukgyel Dzong blocked the way to Bhutan for intruders from the North. It was built by Shabdrung Ngawang Namgyel in 1647 in commemoration of the victory over the Tibetans in 1644. The name »Drukgyel Dzong« means »Fortress of the Victorious Drukpa«. In 1951 it was destroyed by fire.
In the background there is the Chomolhari mountain, which is the place and embodiment of the female mountain goddess Tsheringma, who watches over the land.