Royal Textile Academy Of Bhutan3639 Votes Currently Open
- Address: Royal Textile Academy of Bhutan, P.O. Box: 1551 Chubachu, Thimphu, Bhutan
- Timings: 24-hrs Details
- Phone: 00975-2336460
- Time Required: 01:00 Hrs
- Tags: Museums
The Royal Textile Academy of Bhutan is housed in a striking building, blending modern architectural appearance with Bhutanese designs seamlessly.Built to preserve and promote weaving, an integral part of Bhutanese culture and tradition, the Academy was established under the patronage of Her Majesty Ashi Sangay Choden Wangchuck. A non-profit institution dedicated to the art of textile, it will take you on a journey with its exhibits - all the royal clothes donated to the Museum by the Royal family, including the current King and Queen’s wedding clothes, jewellery, crowns, kettles of various shapes and sizes, armoury and other fascinating artefacts. The academy indisputably hosts the finest examples of woven, embroidered and appliqued textiles exhibited along with relevant production technique.
There is ongoing footage on TV in the building, demonstrating how to wear the gho and kira, traditional Bhutanese attire, giving incredible insight into the rich diversity of patterns and colours of textiles across the country. Just opposite this building is a place where women are hard at work on their looms. Sponsored by the Queen, this is a program for the empowerment of women from less privileged sections of society for economic upliftment. The training is provided free of cost to the women and the Royal Textile Academy is slated to be Bhutan’s first establishment to educate the Bhutanese youth with an in-depth training and study of the country’s textiles. The academy hosts the finest examples of woven, embroidered and appliqued textiles exhibited along with relevant production technique.
Royal Textile Academy Of Bhutan Travel Tips
- Nominal Entrance Fee.
- The souvenir shop is definitely worth checking out at the end of your trip.
- Visitors can also buy beautiful fabrics from the academy.
- Exhibitions are regularly held in the institute so checking up on upcoming ones is a good idea before planning your visit.
- Another Contact Number is 00975- 2337589.
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