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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  • The Bhutan Royal Textile Academy had been established to preserve the traditional Bhutanese style textile/fabric designs. Inside the Academy, you can see people making fabric materials and designs...  more »
  • The museum houses lots of traditional Bhutanese gho and kiras as well as laya etc which are the traditional dress of Bhutan with variation depending on the area they originate . A lot of material has....  more »
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  • It has a ticket system, which costs 100 rupees per person. Inside they will show you how their Bhutanese textile has been made. If you don't want to pay for the ticket, you can roam around outside the museum. There is a beautiful craft market outside it. I would suggest don't spend the money in the museum shop, buy from the outside craft bazaar. You can bargain there, and it would be much cheaper also.
  • If you want to get educated on Bhutan’s textile industry, this is the place. They start with a video for the audience and then a walk with the guide inside the Academy displaying the crafts. You can shop for gifts here as souvenirs from the country. Parking space available.

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