Folk Heritage Museum

Folk Heritage Museum also known as Phelchey Toenkhyim was established on July 28th, 2001 with the initiative of the Queen Mother of Bhutan, Her Majesty Ashi Dorji Wangmo Wangchuck. Read More

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Music and dance from the Himalayas in coordination with RAPA and Tourism Council of Bhutan

The Folk Heritage museum organized this particular event themed as Music and Dance from the Himalayas in coordination with RAPA and Tourism Council of Bhutan on April 18th 2015, dedicating this event to the 60th birthday of the Fourth Druk Gyalpo as well as to the president and the founder of the Folk Heritage Museum Gyalyuem Dorji Wangmo Wangchuck.The Folk Heritage Museum showcased the traditional songs along with ceremonial dance of four regions.

The Museum also had other regional non ceremonial dances which are Merak, Saktens Dance, Layap Dance, Lingzhi Dance, Doyap Dance, Musical display where in live demonstrations of the instrument will be showcased and finally the Dance of the Four Friends(Chaam).Another addition to the item was live demonstration in the Museum such as Traditional Mustard oil making process(Markhu Tsini),Traditional alcohol making process(Ara Keyni),An older member of society chanting prayers on the prayer wheel, Roasting of rice(Zaw Ngomi),A lady will be demonstrating on the hand grinding mill, Burning incense in the hearth for burning incense and Live weaving. The curatorial team was there to explain the diversity and the significance of the origin of the songs and early methods of people showcasing the skills of our rural people of the past centuries. 

These rural artisans were skilled based on necessities and these skills were passed on to the next generations who might make modifications based on new requirements. It also showcased the ability of transforming resources those which were available during that time to ease the drudgery of work, thus reaching out to the community at large.

This programme was initiated by the Folk Heritage Museum under the strict guidance and support from the Royal Academy of Performing Arts. There was also a addition of zhey dances included in a one day long cultural programme.

Apr 18, 2015   

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