Three Gems of Bhutan – Layap
Layap are a group of indigenous people in Laya, high up in the mountains of Gasa, Northwest Bhutan. They call their village “Beyul” or the hidden paradise. The attire for Layap women are conical pointed bamboo hats and dresses woven from yak hair. Yaks are herded across highland pastures as their main way of sustenance.
Title: Three Gems of Bhutan – Layap
Exhibited In: Healing with Happiness
Price: Price on Request
Artwork Code: HWH108
Ugyen Tshering Doya
Born 1994, from Samtse
Just like every other kid in school, I used to draw a lot. I would compete in art competitions at school and doing well encouraged me. I remember drawing Mickey Mouse when I was in Class 2. That was when my passion for art began. As a young boy, art was one of my favourite hobbies. I didn’t need someone to inspire me then but as I grew older, I wanted to learn more. That is when VAST Bhutan came along. In 2014, I met Asha Kama and his family. As time passed, I came to grow fond of his personality and his love for art and humanity. Asha continues to give me great confidence and inspires me to keep doing the best that I can.