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Student at the Institute for Art and Crafts in Thimpu
22-APR-2010 M. Raeder - Photography

Student at the Institute for Art and Crafts in Thimpu

Bhutan

In a 4-6 year program, students learn the art of all the traditional arts and crafts. This student is weaving. The hand-woven facrics in Bhutan use cotton, wool or silk and the intricate patterns take a lot of skills to accurately reproduce. Each region of Bhutan has its own patterns. Materials are mostly striped, horizontal for women and vertical for men. These fabrics are used to sew the traditional clothes: the Gho for men and the Kira for women.

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Nikon D700
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Walter O. Koenig07-Jun-2010 18:48
Great close up.
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