An essential part of Bhutan’s cultural heritage are the 13 traditional arts and crafts (zorig chusum) that have been practiced from time immemorial.

THAG-ZO The textile industry is an integral part of Bhutanese life and culture. As such the art of weaving is widely practiced.
TSHA-ZO Bhutan is rich in bamboo and cane of various species. Taking advantage of these abundant natural resources, the Bhutanese have mastered the skill of weaving various products.

SHAG-ZO The art of woodturning is known is traditionally practiced by the people of Trashiyangtse in eastern Bhutan.

LHA-ZO.Bhutanese paintings are quintessential of the arts and crafts tradition.

SHING-ZO or carpentry plays a major part in the construction of Bhutan’s majestic fortresses or dzongs, temples, houses, palaces, and bridges.

DO-ZO is the ancient craft of masonry, a trade which is still practiced today.

PAR-ZO is the art of carving and that has been perfected over generations.

JIM-ZO or clay work is an ancient craft that has been practiced and passed down over the centuries.

LUG-ZO is Bronze work, commonly used to cast containers such as cups,.urns, and vases.
GAR-ZO The art of ironwork and blacksmithing in Bhutan.

TROE-KO The vibrant craft of traditional ornament making is.still designed today.

DE-ZO Paper-making is another art that has deep roots in Bhutan.

TSHEM-ZO or the art of tailoring is a popular art amongst the Bhutanese.