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Royal Textile Academy of Bhutan, Thimphu

Categories: Specialty Museums, Museums
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3.9/5 based on 190+ reviews on the web
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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  • Very nice display of local textile art and clothing, supported and sponsored by the king's mother. The displays are in a new modern building, but features the typical bhutanese style like almost every...  read more »
  • New and superbly curated place. Gorgeous and beautifully displayed exhibition of regional textiles with clear and interesting captions explaining them. There is also currently a temporary exhibition c...  read more »
  • Really glad to see the tradition being sustained by places such as this. An important part of Bhutan's history and heritage. 
  • 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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