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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  • Before going in, the view outside is just superb. Surrounding is excellent. You can see here various fabrics of Bhutan and related history.  more »
  • Definitely make a stop at the Royal Textile Academy of Bhutan to visit the modern museum. Really well done space and exhibitions.  more »
  • It was well worth taking a round... beautiful fabrics all loom woven with intricate colours, mostly in stripes no florals... Good display and mannequins quite natural... A hudge Thangka in the lobby.....  more »
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  • It displays ethnic Bhutanese clothing attire from all regions. This place is usually very quiet & is frequented by people interested in weaving art & related fashion only. This place can easily take two hours if you attend the live weaving - which is included in the entry fee.
  • 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
  • Good place to visit, it display all the Bhutanese textiles
  • Interresting display of bhutanese textiles...
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