Folklore, Phalluses, and Festivals | Bhutan

Phallic symbols in the form of drawings, paintings and wooden carvings adorn houses, shops, and other places throughout the country. Some are small, simple, but colorful drawings, while others are larger and more creative, with some even serving as murals. They are often seen above the doorways of businesses, and often draw the interest of tourists unfamiliar with the custom. Most small souvenir shops sell a variety of phalluses, with some shops specializing in the handcraft.

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