National Textile Museum

thimphu, bhutan

History and Culture , Museums
If you are interested to peek into making of clothes, then this is the place for you. Apart from cloth making, you can also see displays of royal clothes of past Kings & Queens.
About Contact Location
About Contact Location
event_available When to visit: january - december
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Closed : Sunday
9:00 - 16:00 : Monday - Tuesday
10:00 - 17:00 : Wednesday - Saturday
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account_balance_wallet Entry Fee: Nu. 250
National Textile Museum in Thimpu is part of the Royal Textile Academy and displays Bhutan's living national art of thagzo (weaving). Across the courtyard is the Royal Textile Academy conservation centre, where you can observe a small group of weavers working on their looms.
Source: Joe Mabel
Floors are segragated for different types of weaving:
Ground Floor: focuses on royal items, including the wedding clothes worn by the fourth king and his four wives
First Floor: styles of local dress and type of textiles made by women and men
The displays at the National Textile Museum are labelled as follows:- The Royal Collection The Role of textiles in religion Achievements in textile arts The weft pattern weaves Textiles from indigenous fibres The warp pattern weaves


26 Jalan Sultan Hishamuddin City Centre Kuala Lumpur Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur Malaysia 50000
City center: Thimphu
Nearest airport: Royal Bhutan Helicopter Services Limited (RBHSL)

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