Royal Textile Academy of Bhutan, Thimphu

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Explore the art of weaving and the country's rich textile heritage at Royal Textile Academy of Bhutan, a modern building combining Bhutanese traditional design. Established in 2005, the academy features a museum detailing the national art of weaving. Admire royal robes worn at a wedding by a king and his four wives, or watch the video demonstrating how to put on the gho and kira, traditional Bhutanese garments. You can also view jewelry, kettles, crowns, and armory donated by the royal family. Watch smaller groups of weavers working on their patterns or sit in on some of the school's classes. Put Royal Textile Academy of Bhutan into our Thimphu online trip maker to see other points of interest to visit during your vacation in Thimphu.
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  • Very nicely designed place displaying the textile heritage of Bhutan. The colour scheme of the external wall and windowsill paintings simply takes your breath away.  more »
  • Excellent displays of historical textiles and weaving from many years ago. Lots of beautiful examples of clothing with distinct weave patterns belonging to different regions throughout Bhutan. Worthwh...  more »
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  • The place is newly built, well decorated textile museum at Thimphu. Placed in a corner of National Library of Bhutan. One can know about the traditional textile history of bhutan, the different types of yarn, the colours, the fabrics, the stitches on the fabrics, their traditional dresses, ornaments etc. There is a shop at the 1st floor where you can bye souvenirs also.
  • I was there in few weeks ago. Good place to visit at least one time.
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