The Vienna Exhibition | The high alpine pastures

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A dö

Thread cross (dö, namkha), wood, woollen thread; measurements 43 cm x 26 cm; loan from a private collection
Thread crosses offer residences for deities in »heavenly palaces«.

 
The thread cross
Storage Basket

Basket, bamboo, leather: measurements 50 x 52 x 34 centimeters; on loan from Françoise Pommaret
Leather reinforcements protect the basket, used for carrying or provisions, from rain and snow.

 
The Laya in the North
Laya Women's Clothing

The Laya are known for their distinct costumes. The most prominent accessory is a cone-shaped hat made out of bamboo.
Photograph by Erich Lessing

 
The Laya in the North
Butter in Pigskin

Butter; length 48 centimeters, diameter 23 centimeters; on loan from the Museum für Völkerkunde Wien
10 to 15 kilograms butter are sewn into pigskin for storage or for transport. This way, butter can be preserved for a very long time.

 
Yak, the Source of Life
Yak Jewelry

Yak hair, dyed; length 48 centimeters, diameter 17 centimeters; on loan from the Museum für Völkerkunde Wien
Tufts of hair, dyed red, are woven into mane and tail of one of the animals of the herd, thus marking its consecration to the mountain deity.

 
Yak, the Source of Life
Butter-Tea Churn and Wooden Container

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.

 
The East of Bhutan



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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