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16th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest People
Tshering, the carpenter

Bhutan’s art and crafts are intricately and unassumingly woven into the everyday life of its people. Seen here is, Tshering, a resident carpenter of the Gangtey Gonpa(Monastery) in the Phobjikha glacial valley in central Bhutan. He is engrossed is carving out a wooden decoration piece, to be installed within the monastery. Zorig Chosum, means the “thirteen arts and crafts of Bhutan” and represents the exclusive "spirit and identity of the Himalayan kingdom"

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 05.2018
Date Uploaded: 11.2018
Photo Location: Phobhjhikha Valley, Bhutan
Camera: Pixel 2
Copyright: © Nilay Bhandari