The Vienna Exhibition | The kitchen

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Water pot

Water pot, stone; H: 13 cm, diameter 24 cm; loan from Christof and Marie Noel Frei-Pont
Kitchen utensils made of stone have become very scarce. Many shops or markets offer industrially made goods from India, Thailand or China.

 
Stonework
Woven basket

Bangcung, bamboo; H: 11,5 cm, diameter 34 cm; loan from the Museum für Völkerkunde, Wien
In baskets called »bangcung«, cooked food is taken to the fields or when travelling.

 
Bamboo and cane crafts
Storage Basket

Basket, bamboo, leather, height 83 centimeters; diameter 50 centimeters; on loan from the National Museum Paro
In the house or in the mountains, baskets which one can carry, often serve as storage containers for grains.

 
Yak, the Source of Life
Boxes

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.

 
The East of Bhutan
Spinning Wheel

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.

 
The Brokpa
Drinking Vessels

Bamboo, brass, leather; height 37,5 centimeters, diameter 14 centimeters and height 22,5 centimeters, diameter 12 centimeters; on loan from the Völkerkundemuseum der Universität Zürich
From these vessels primarily alcoholic drinks are poured into a bowl or are sipped through bamboo straws.

 
West and Central Bhutan
Teapot

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.

 
The Western Valleys
Noodle Maker and Noodle Sieve

Machine for noodle making: wood frame, insert with holes in the dough compartment: horn; measurements 53 x 88 x 13 centimeters; on loan from the Museum für Völkerkunde Wien
Noodles are made out of buckwheat flour.
Sieve: wood, bamboo; measurements 6 x 72 x 13 centimeters; on loan from the Museum für Völkerkunde Wien
This is used to take the cooked noodles out of the pot.

 
The Bumthang Province
Tea Sieve

Bamboo; measurements: 16 x 30,5 x 11,5 centimeters or 17 x 27 centimeters; on loan from the Völkerkundemuseum der Universität Zürich

 
The Village Household
Mortar and Pestle

Wood, stone; height 21 centimeters, diameter 14,5 centimeters; on loan from Christof und Marie-Noel Frei-Pont
Mortars of this type are primarily used for the grinding of spices, especially for chiles.

 
The Village Household
Ladle

Wood; measurements: length 29,5 centimeters, diameter 7,5 centimeters and length 31,5 centimeters, diameter 8 centimeters and length 34,5 centimeters, diameter 7 centimeters; on loan from the Völkerkundemuseum der Universität Zürich

 
The Farm House



The Vienna Exhibition
.  In the monastery ..
.  Gods and sacred ..
.  The teachings of Buddha
.  The becoming of Bhutan
.  The fortresses - monks ..
.  The way to the throne
.  Modern monarchy
.  Ethnic mosaic
.  The south
.  The midlands
.  The house altar
.  The kitchen
.  The high alpine ..
Handicrafts


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