Tools and Implements

Most Bhutanese farmers could also do carpentry and stone masonry. They were skilled enough to construct houses and make simple tools and implements like plough, yoke and threshing flays. There were also local specialists such as blacksmiths, silversmiths, leather workers, tailors, and painters. Households like Ogyen Choling employed various tradesmen to manufacture the items required for agriculture, trade and other activities. Most tools used were locally manufactured, but some had to be imported from British India.

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