Angdui Phuntsok

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Angdui Phuntsok is a chief artisan and woodcrafter who works in building construction in Spiti valley. At the age of 20, he took up carpentry and learned to make windows, door frames, and wooden pillars for traditional mud houses. Angdui is also skilled in stone masonry, an art he picked up from Spitian mud-house builders and artisans. He spends his summers building mud houses, consulting, and helping locals with renovation work, and devotes his time to carpentry during winters.

Areas of expertise

Master woodcrafter and carpenter

Currently working at

Articles by Angdui Phuntsok

Houses in a row_spiti architecture

March 12, 2024
Photo essay: Spiti’s changing architecture
A woodcrafter describes how a cash crop, a burgeoning tourism business, and urban aspirations changed community life and housing design in Spiti.
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