In the area of Brokpa, known for its weaving art, wool fabrics are mainly woven on the foot-pedal loom.
Photograph by Anthony Aris
Handspun silk; measurements 306 x 94 centimeters; on loan from the Völkerkundemuseum der Universität Zürich
Finely crafted fabric with a central diamond motiv which shows the intricate art of weaving with warp and weft threads.
Wood, bamboo, iron; measurements 41 x 43,5 x 32,5 centimeters; on loan from the Museum für Völkerkunde Wien
Almost every household produces wool. Only women work with this kind of spinning wheel, however, with the hand spindle, the men may also work.