(Last Updated on : 21/10/2013)
Art and craft of Tawang district
are diverse and include the manifold innovative artifacts which are manufactured by the local artisans of this portion of the country. Such crafts are unique instances of the outstanding dexterity of the local craftsmen and are immensely popular amongst the local inhabitants. Utensils, carpet weaving
, wood carving
products are the various indigenous crafts made here. They are also engaged in creating magnificent 'Thangka' paintings as well as hand made paper.
Numerous wooden products are crafted by the local craftsmen of Tawang
district for decorative as well as utilitarian products. Wooden spoons like 'sheng-khlem', wooden cups called 'gruk' which are utilized for serving tea
, 'zarku' which is used for serving meals and wooden masks
are some of the several wooden items which are made here. The wooden masks are used particularly during the 'Torgya Festival
', where the dancers are adorned in these wooden masks and perform in the courtyard of the Tawang Monastery. 'Zan Shanpur' is a wooden ladle which is utilized for the purpose of kneading flour regularly. 'Dolom' is a beautifully designed eating bowl manufactured of wood, and comes with a lid. Paddy rice
is pounded with mortar and pestle, which are locally referred to as 'Tun' and 'TokTse'. 'Zan Gya' is another wooden vessel which is again used to preparing flour paste which is termed as 'zan'.
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