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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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  • Love the museum for the different exhibitions held from time to time. Not only a pleasure to attend but highly educating. One of my favourite places in Thimphu 
  • Go to Textile Academy and learn about Bhutanese textiles that come from all over the pockets of this little nation. It is so rich that people particularly falls in love to buy few and take home to one...  more »
  • A must visit place for people with a special interest in Textiles and Weaving. A really awesome insight into what Bhutan does best...Weave! Great displays of costumes and traditional accessories. The ...  more »
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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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