Average Bhutanese houses traditionally did not have separate sleeping rooms and beds. The family members usually slept in the kitchen. However, in the homes of the nobility and the elite there were rooms, zhimkhang, which were used exclusively for sleeping. Such households also enjoyed the luxury of "attached toilets." The bedroom in our exhibit has been recreated in the manner in which it would have been used by a single person or a monk of such a household. The bed called nay dom (sleeping box) was used for sleeping as well as sitting up and meditating. Thangkas are hung on the walls and a cloth canopy decorates the ceiling above the nay dom and the altar.

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