Sculpture (jimzo)

In the traditional list, sculpture means clay sculpture.

Bhutanese are famous for the quality and the intricacy of their clay sculpture, representing deities and religious figures. The most renowned craftsmen come from Heyphu monastery (Neyphu) in Paro valley and have worked the world over.

The quality of the image also comes from the mixture of clay and other materials such as paper, used. The mixing ad beating of clay is done by hand and then the artist on a bamboo or light wood framework shapes the image.

Pottery is most of the time included under sculpture although the daily utensils have a simple shape. Women often did pottery.