Tsa-tsa and shoe inserts


OK, so it’s a play on words, but I found this juxtaposition funny while walking past a house in Bhutan! The triangular shaped things are tsa-tsa – little prayer-filled mud objects that you place in places where you are making offerings to the gods for good wishes. We saw them all over the hillsides in rocky areas on narrow roads, outside of houses, etc., on our photo tour, but this time, they were sitting next to insoles! Was it a wish for healthy happy feet? Most likely just a functional place to dry out the newly washed insoles, but I thought it made a fun picture that expressed both the functional and spiritual life of Bhutan.