Each of our traditional Bhutanese masks has its meaning;
The four dignities are:
Tiger - Tak in Dzongkha
Snowlion - Seng in Dzongkha
Garuda - Kyung in Dzongkha
Dragon - Druk in Dzongkha
The Tiger, also known as Tak in Dzongkha, is one of the four dignities of Bhutan; it symbolises the wind element, depicting confidence, disciplined awareness, kindness, and modesty.
To make these delicate crafts is a complex process; the native pinewood has to be dried naturally for several months. Afterwards, the artisan starts to shape the rough form of the mask and then proceed with the precision carving of the contours and details. Finally, the masks are painted in several steps according to a given specification by painters.