Royal Textile Academy of Bhutan

Royal Textile Academy of Bhutan

Royal Textile Academy of Bhutan
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9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
About
Discover the beauty and diversity of the living textile arts of Bhutan. We have the finest examples of woven, embroidered and appliqued textiles on display alongside relevant production techniques in our Textile Museum. Visitors can also observe weavers and embroiderers at work at our Weaving Center on the premises of the Royal Textile Academy. Opening times: Monday – Saturday 9:00 – 17:00
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Vidalu
Cedar Rapids, IA192 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2020 • Couples
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 been contributed by the royal family . There are some nice educational videos about the origin of the dress and it’s use etc . I enjoyed this visit . As opposed to the museum shop I would recommend buying a dress if desired in paro . Lots of options there .
Written March 10, 2020
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Heng How N
Singapore, Singapore7,451 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2019 • Friends
It place to understand Bhutan textile industry, the many type of tribes wearing, style, colour, material, etc.
It takes a hard work to weave a small piece of fabric and the style individual had.
Written May 19, 2019
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BKSJackson
Jackson, WY95 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2014 • Friends
Take your time and get to now the staff, they're very knowledgeable. This is the place to learn all about textiles of the region.
Written January 11, 2015
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Ramakrishnan R
Mumbai, India849 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2019 • Family
Nice museum that details the different weaving styles, materials and practices in different parts of Bhutan. They don’t allow photography inside.
Written November 22, 2019
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antwerp88
Toronto, Canada684 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2018 • Solo
Definitely make a stop at the Royal Textile Academy of Bhutan to visit the modern museum. Really well done space and exhibitions.
Written May 3, 2018
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Charlie B
Edinburgh, UK614 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2015 • Couples
This is a well laid out museum with many interesting elements. A tour starts with a video of the history and importance of textiles to Bhutan and this was very interesting. Thereafter, the visitor tours the museum viewing the history and evolution of the textile trade. included is a section on textiles associated with the Bhutan Royal Family.
Written November 19, 2015
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Mars1964
Vadnais Heights, MN476 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2014 • Business
Able to review the students work at various stages of their progress in this academy. A worthwhile stop along your way
Written January 7, 2015
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Ugyen
Noida, India286 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2019
Here you can see all types of bhutanese textile products which are showcased from all across the country.
Be it traditional dress, arts , scluptures, crafts etc..

They also have these products for sale.
Written December 6, 2019
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khobby
Singapore, Singapore34 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2017 • Family
If you love textiles and weavings, then this place will wow you. Set in a lovely new building built by the Queen Mother it houses a fantastic collection of weavings from across Bhutan.
Written October 8, 2017
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Yogaprasad
World194 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2016 • Family
Though its called the Textile Academy I feel its a place to get a view of Bhutanese culture. Its a big building and the Thanka at the entrance is just amazing. We were lucky enough to see some rare artifacts that were on exhibit during the time we were there. If you are interested in knowing the culture please reserve at least a couple of hours for visiting RTA. If your tour guide rushes you, you could visit on your own too as it is not far from Thimphu center. Highly recommended.
Written January 4, 2017
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