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Pen Making

Although the percentage of people who can write in the past were considerably low, those who knew how to write carried out a great deal of writing. Bhutan has a fairly rich records of the writer and scribes in the catalogues and colophons of the books they wrote. They used fountain pens with nibs made from quills, bamboo and metal but it is likely that very few people knew how to make proper pens. With import of all pens and the spread of digital technology, the art of pen making is almost entirely lost today.

  • སྨྱུ་གུ་བཟོ་ལུགས། (Dzongkha, Tibetan script, Original)(2015)
    • > Pen Making (English, Latin script, Translation)(2015)
    • > smyu gu bzo lugs (Dzongkha, Latin script, Transliteration-THL Extended Wylie Transliteration)(2015)
    • > nyu gu zo luk (Dzongkha, Latin script, Transcription-THL Simplified Tibetan Transcription)(2015)

Subject ID: S7538