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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 at the forefront of your travel plans using our Thimphu vacation builder.
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  • Here you can see the history of textiles in Bhutan with beautifully displayed items dating back 400 plus years. Really interesting to see.  more »
  • Weaving colourful clothes is an important tradition of Bhutan. The Blue and red colours are widely used in their dresses. The Zor (male dress) and Kira (female dress) are national dresses and all loca...  more »
  • The building was relatively new. Photography Museum on the premises had been banned, the lobby was to photograph. The centuries-old fabrics, it was nice to watch. Kiran and ghon (women's and men's clothing) donning instructions got the track on video. In addition, the Museum was a trade in which cancellation is not allowed.
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  • Impressive textile museum. Amazingly beautiful textiles that depict the Bhutanese garment history. The museum textile video is a must-watch. Beautiful textiles and garments, documentary videos, movies, books, and mementos can be purchased at the museum shop.
  • A museum ... traditional structure with modern facilities ... some article sells there but costly ...
  • A good textile academy in Bhutan
  • You can see the beautiful fabrics of Bhutan are space, whereas the craftsmen products directly. A stitch made by hand fabrics were really strange. From the past to the present in a variety of fabrics, but explain it so informative.
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