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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  • This museum had a good display of the complex weaving that Bhutan is famous for. The shop has a good range of books and textiles at very reasonable prices  more »
  • This is really a museum of Bhutan textile history and culture. It is brand new and impeccably clean. Excellent displays of the country's cultural history with textiles and how it varies from region to...  more »
  • A great place to see the history and technology behind beautiful artwork of Bhutan. It offers nice displays of variety of clothing and its historical aspect. The videos are self explanatory.  more »
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  • A beautifully set Textile Museum, where they have a collection of Royal Dresses. The short documentary gives you a clear picture of how rich textile is in Bhutan. It is a dying art in other parts of the country and very few people get to see. Here at Royal textile you can see live weaving. it is a great place
  • Very good to see this textile museum which is very neat and clean. Live weaving of textile articles is also a good thing to see.
  • Textile museum is excellent; unfortunately no photography; clean and well-lit museum; absolute must-see in Thimpu; Nu 50 admission fee for Indian nationals
  • Interesting place. Nice if you want to know about history of textile in Bhutan.
  • Great place to learn Bhutanese history. It has frequent exhibitions of different backgrounds....

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