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Black Necked Cranes

Acrylic, Gold Ink on grained paper, 2024

Black-necked crane is a kind of Asian crane that breeds in the Tibetan Plateau, remote parts of India and Bhutan. They are specially protected by law in Bhutan.

Each summer, they stay on the Tibetan Plateau to breed, and always fly back to Bhutan to escape the cold weather in autumn and winter. 

Bhutanese believes, whenever the cranes fly upon the valley, residents are blessed, which symbolise good harvest and wealth.


Also, every year on November 11, Gangtey Monastery in central Bhutan will holds a Black-necked Crane Festival, locals will sing folk songs, wear special masks, and dance in black-necked crane costumes to celebrate their arrival.



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