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The millet brew common in Doyas place

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Resource #: 68882 (URL for reference)

  • Tongba(foxtail millet alcohol) (English )

Tibet and Himalayas: Alcohol, Bhutan Cultural Library

Location: Jigme (Latitude: 26.950914; Longitude: 89.242556)


by Kencho Wangmo

The brewed millet that is served to everyone in place of the Doya which is put inside a large bamboo jar.The image is taken during the Doyas first night of new year festival and is called the Lue festival. During the particular festival they to make torma (ritual cake) out of the foxtail millet and the head of the family make the offering.

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This resource was provided by Shejun (Documentation of Bhutan's Oral Cultures sponsored by Arcadia). The copyright holder is Shejun (only private uses permitted).

Resource type: Image

Photographer: Monika Subba

Photograph Date: 23/Sep/2014

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