Butter-Tea Churn, wood; height 106 centimeters, diameter 19 centimeters; on loan from Françoise Pommaret
Unfermented tea leaves are boiled, the tea is poured into the churn and mixed with butter, salt and soda.
Container, wood; height 40 centimeters, diameter 30 centimeters; on loan from Françoise Pommaret
The thin bands of wood are held together by seams made out of bamboo strips.
Cap: felt, made so that rain water runs off from the tip; jacket: napped, felted wool fabric;
tunic: skin of some type of deer, the side with the fur can be worn inside or outside; pants: napped wool fabric; leggings: leather; boots: wool and leather; on loan from Lyonpo Sangay Ngedup
»Brokpa« means herdsman or nomad and also refers to an ethnic group in the district of Merak Sakteng in East Bhutan.
Storage basket, bamboo; diameter 20 centimeters, height 8 centimeters; on loan from Christian Schicklgruber
Containers of this sort are a typical product of South-East Bhutan.
Bamboo; measurements 8 x 20 x 10 centimeters and height 8 centimeters, diameter 17 centimeters; on loan from the Völkerkundemuseum der Universität Zürich and the Museum für Völkerkunde Wien respectively.
Boxes made out of bamboo strips or thin wooden bands are used primarily in the kitchen for food storage.