Bhutan Tour 2017 – Day 5

On our second day in Jakar in the Bumthang district we drove out to the Chumey Valley to see wool weaving which the Bhutanese call yathra. This handicraft shop sells finished goods and does a lot of natural dying of local wool.

Here are dye kettles and the wood fireplaces that would heat the dye baths. It’s interesting how the wood fires we’ve seen work. The end of a log or piece of wood would be lit and as it burned it would be pushed farther into the fire.

The women gathered to pick up the dyed yarn to weave at home.

A women leaving for home with her yarns for weaving.

This woman couldn’t lift her load no matter how she tried.

With help she got her basket up onto her back.

One woman’s load of dyed yarns.

3 thoughts on “Bhutan Tour 2017 – Day 5”

  1. So wonderful. Does the wool come from sheep? Do you know what breed of sheep? If you see any, please photo the wool animals. I look forward to every day’s post. Thanks so much for taking the time to share with all of us at home.

  2. I would love to see photos of the animals too. Extraordinary – really must spend more time with fibre and less procrastination. Loved your photos of Japan, India and these too. Thank you so much.

  3. Really enjoying your trip photos. Had planned a trip to Bhutan 10 years ago but then got diagnosed with asthma…altitudes over 5,000 feet won’t work for me. So thanks so much for sharing!


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