Procedure 6, 7, 8

Yeshi Lhendup2017


South Korea

6. The first step of engraving begins. Using Min-dru, all the scripts with a circular shape are pierced and made hollow. The skew chisel is used next to pierce upwards along the border of headlines and vowels. This stage is called go-key which means, making cracks on the side of the headlines and vowels.
7. Reversing the woodblock yig-drui go-key, the shape of headline and vowels is made vivid.
8. Keeping the woodblock in the right position, using the chisel all the consonants, strokes, and even symbols between the dots have to be carved from the left hand side line. This step is called Tsug-ju or piercing.


  • Title: Procedure 6, 7, 8
  • Creator: Yeshi Lhendup
  • Date: 2017
  • Date Created: 2017
  • Location: National Library & Archives of Bhutan
  • Contributor: Yeshi Lhendup
  • Publisher: ICHCAP
  • Rights: Yeshi Lhendup

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