Royal Textile Academy

Royal Textile Academy

  • The Royal Textile Academy is a national textile museum, located at Chubachu area in Thimphu just opposite to the Chubachu traffic junction. It is a non-profit organization with a goal to promote education in traditional Bhutanese weaving.
  • It was started in 2005 with the aim to preserve and display the traditional arts and crafts of Bhutan and is operated by the National Commission for Cultural Affairs. Her majesty, Ashi Sangay Choden Wangchuck is the patron for this museum.
  • Currently, this organization focuses on professional training of men and women in weaving and textile. However, the training is provided free to women in order to ensure women empowerment.
  • Tourists can checkout traditional regional garments and an invaluable collection of antique textile artifacts of Bhutan.

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