Gar-chham: Mask Dance of Bhutan

Every year, during the months of September to April, the festivals of Tshechu, Rabney, Mani, Mewang, Choed-pa, Due-choed, Yak-choed, Drub and Drub-chen are conducted simultaneously at various heritage sites; Dzongs (fortresses), monasteries and temples in Bhutan. This event transforms the...

Baab: An introduction to the Bhutanese Mask

Colloquially, a mask often used in artistic mask dance performances to disguise or hide the original appearance is called "Baab" in Dzongkha (Bhutanese language) and in many local dialects. Baab is not only used for masquerade, but represents the appearance...