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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Live Demonstration

In an effort to preserve and promote the unique tradition and culture heritage of our country, the Folk Heritage Museum is making the usage of artifacts in demonstrating practically to help showcase to the rest of the world the life styles of rural Bhutanese people and continuing the tradition that are passed from our ancestors or grandparents.

One of the numerous cultures and traditions that are alive is our traditionally fermented Ara (Local Wine), Roasting rice and Weaving Yathra. Bhutana’s very unique cultures which existed since many centuries and is still practiced sustaining a livelihood in rural Bhutan.

Yathra has been originated in the central Bhutan with high number of population rearing cattle’s and sheeps.These wool are then transformed into clothes known as yathra.These type of clothes are only woven in one district of Bumthang with a distance of 30 minutes drive away from bumthang in chumey.The museum will be demonstrating into producing yathra from the wool products into making Jackets, seat covers, hats and bags.

The Objective of the event:

·      To facilitate, engage, rural communities in developing the cultural industry.

·      To present these rich cultural aspect in the form of tangible cultural heritage to the people herby connecting and reaching out to people into dissolving the differences of cultural diversity.

·      To showcase and impart knowledge about our rich and unique tradition and cultural practices so as to keep them alive and vibrant for future times.

·      To promote the resources .skills, and rural products in the form of live demonstration.

Roasting Rice (Zaw Ngomi) Keyni (Local Ara Produced) Yathra Production from wool

Sep 08, 2016   

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