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A Painter"s Year in the Forests of Bhutan by A. K. Hellum

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Published by University of Hawaii Press .
Written in English


  • Hellum, A. K.,
  • Travel,
  • Description and travel,
  • Bhutan,
  • Social Science,
  • Art & Art Instruction,
  • Sociology,
  • Hellum, A. K,
  • Commercial - Illustration,
  • Journeys,
  • Asia - Southeast Asia,
  • History,
  • Anthropology - Cultural,
  • Botanical illustration

Book details:

The Physical Object
Number of Pages120
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL8161637M
ISBN 100824824865
ISBN 109780824824860

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  A Painter's Year records one man's journey into the little-known culture of Bhutan, South Asia. Gorgeously illustrated with paintings of more than one hundred rarely seen Bhutanese plants, this sensitive volume captures the beauty of a largely untouched land and its people/5. A Painter's Year in the Forests of Bhutan: Author: A. K. Hellum: Edition: illustrated: Publisher: University of Alberta, ISBN: , Length: pages: Subjects.   A Painter's Year in the Forests of Bhutan Paperback – Feb. 1 by A. K. Hellum (Author)Author: A. K. Hellum.   A Book a Week #3 -A Painter's Year in the Forests of Bhutan I can only imagine what it would be like to take a year off and trek into the wilds of the Bhutan forests. The author Dr A.K. Hellum originally travelled to Bhutan, which is between China and India, to consult on a forest management project in for an international aid agency and spent two years helping with forest research and .

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A Painter’s Year in the Forests of Bhutan by A.K. Hellum , PAPER, PAGES, $ An informal account of a year in Bhutan, featuring paintings of mountain plants, by a Norwegian born forestry consultant. Himalayan Odyssey by David Samuel Robbins (Photographer)!! An essential part of Bhutan’s cultural heritage are the thirteen traditional arts and crafts that have been practiced from time immemorial. These arts were formally categorized during the reign of Gyalse Tenzin Rabgay, the fourth temporal ruler of Bhutan. The thirteen arts and crafts are known as ‘Zorig Chusum’ and categorized as follows: THAG-ZO (WEAVING) [ ]. Bhutan’s forests cover % of the territory, a stark contrast with neighbouring Nepal where the land has become arid and barren as a result of over development and excessive subsistence farming. Endangered species like Bengal tigers, leopards and rhino have sought solace in the country away from Nepal and India where they have been hunted. Painting and wood work of windows and door at Tashi Cho Dzong, Thimphu, Bhutan - Tashi-Cho (or Tashichho) Dzong is the most respectful Dzong in Thimph Yulkhorsung, the white king of the east, plays the lute and is the lord of celestial musicians.