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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  • It's a very nice exhibit of Bhutanese textiles through the years and in different locations throughout the country. Don't miss the video of a woman and a man demonstrating how to put on and wear the n...  more »
  • One has very few places to visit in Thimphu therefore to make tourists happy Tour guides insist to visit. If you have time visit if you don't visit nothing lost. I did rather spend time in Thimphu tow...  more »
  • Gives an idea of various weaving styles of traditional bhtanese dress for men - Gho and women - Kera and a live demo  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.
  • A good place to go even for tourists
  • This place is very good and their Museum is very resource full. I think if you are interested in ancient time textile issues and you got time you must are you should must visit this Museum in Bhutan. And there is very colourful building in front of this museum and this is also very interesting
  • Good to know about bhutenese textile industry
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