Trashiyangtse Institute of Zorig Chusum (TIZC) was established in 2nd June 1997 in eastern bhutan, under the then National Technical Training Authority (NTTA). It is located 2kms away from town and just above the general hospital.The institute was stablished mainly with the objective to promote and preserve the thirteen traditional arts and crafts skills of Bhutan and to facilitate increased access in learning zorig skills by bhutanese youths.
As of today the institute provides training in ten different trades and they are Painting (Lhadri), Wood Carving (Patra), Sculpturring (Jinzo), Ornament Making (Trezo), Wood Turning (Shagzo), Traditional Mask Making (Bapzo), Traditional Boot Making (Dralham), Tailoring (Tshemzo), Embroidery(Tshemdru) and Machine Embroidery (Tshemdru). The training imparted is intensive in nature with huge emphasis on quality and self sustaining.
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