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.