Pa Dapa, Bhutanese serving bowl, large
- Technical description
- About the Artisan
To serve side dishes, but in a traditional setting, the woodenware is used for Tsog (food offering). Traditionally these bowls are kept in temples, monasteries, and traditional kitchens in Bhutan. During rituals, a grand feast of different food items can be seen displayed outside and people make several offerings for the same.
Similarly, smaller serving bowls are also available in sizes of 8.7 inches in diameter.
The Dapas are traditionally used in monasteries and it is one of the most popular wooden wares you will in Bhutanese homes.
Materials: Burr or wood from Alder, Maple and Red cedar.
- 4 inches height
- 10 inches diameter
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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 a deep 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 commercial hub in Bhutan.