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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  • Visited this place with family and found it to be extremely informative about culture of Bhutan, including its apparel. Construction of hall was in full swing.  more »
  • Very informative, exquisite show of tribal textiles and attire. Weavers demonstration, however not quite sure why there were children weaving.  more »
  • Giving details of the various fabrics & styles of textiles popular in different parts of Bhutan, it was a neat and nice place. But probably, it was not our subject so could not really correlate to thi...  more »
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  • An organization which works to preserve and promote weaving art of Bhutan. It showcase Textile arts through various exhibitions. It has large exhibition gallery which has many pieces from all over Bhutan. You van also see live weaving and embroidery session at its Weaving Centre.
  • 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
  • Cultural center . A nice place to visit
  • 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.
  • Very informative and nice place.

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