Bamboo; height 54 centimeters, diameter 42 centimeters; on loan from the Völkerkundemuseum der Universität Zürich
Baskets woven out of bamboo are usually placed in the kitchen and are filled with flour and cereals.
Clay; height 23 centimeters, diameter 20 centimeters; on loan from Christof and Marie-Noel Frei-Pont
More and more, clay teapots are being replaced by cheaper, imported aluminum ware.
Blade: chrome-plated iron, handle: perforated gold, handle knob: iron with hammered on metal inlays, sheath: brass, perforated silver and gold; measurements 30 x 5 centimeters; on loan from the National Museum Paro
Bhutan is famous for its elaborately crafted daggers.
Copper, brass, silver; measurements 41 x 42 centimeters; on loan from the National Museum Paro
The dragon-shaped handle is made of chased brass and silver. The spout depicts a horned Makara, an animal which is associated with the ocean and which originated in Indian mythology. It embodies the life-giving force of water and should protect against misfortune. This pot was owned by royalty.