Eight Auspicious Signs, Tashi Ta Gye, woodcarving, Bhutan woodwork
- Technical description
- About the Artisan
Carvings of Eight Auspicious signs, Four Friends, Six long lives, mythical birds, and other religious images are some of the articles which are now used and marketed as decorations in hotels, resorts, and homes. It is made from Blue pine, Red cedar, and Walnut.
- Materials: Blue pine
- size: 9x9 inches (length-width)
Shagzo-Tshogpa (association for woodturning) was established in 2014 by APIC Company in Trashiyangtse whereby artisans from the eastern region collect their craft items and are marketed jointly as an association.
Trashiyangtse takes great pride in its traditionally upheld practices of several traditional arts and crafts among which much of the social, religious, political, and economic lives of the native population revolves around the traditionally prevalent practice of Wood-Turning. The traditional Wood-Turning now transformed into a highly economical commercial business, thereby accelerating the development of Trashiyangtse into traditional as well as a commercial hub in Bhutan.