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Bhutan, 'Kushung' : these old tunics are considered to be 'archaic' in design, and predate the current women's traditional dress, or 'kira' or 'kushutara'. This tunic has a array of motifs in natural colors on silk, cotton and wool on a handspun natural cotton background. Early 20th c

Bhutan, 'Kushung' : these old tunics are considered to be 'archaic' in design, and predate the current women's traditional dress, or 'kira' or 'kushutara'. This tunic has a array of motifs in natural colors on silk, cotton and wool on a handspun natural cotton background. Early 20th c

The new King of Bhutan attended his coronation wearing a pair of traditional Bhutanese boots designed by Salvatore Ferragamo, the Italian fashion house said Friday.    Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck, 28, became the world's youngest ruling monarch when he was crowned king of the tiny Himalayan country last week in a lavish ceremony at a 17th-century white-walled palace overlooking the Thimphu valley.    Ferragamo decorated the king's boots with coloured silk and representations of dragons…

The new King of Bhutan attended his coronation wearing a pair of traditional Bhutanese boots designed by Salvatore Ferragamo, the Italian fashion house said Friday. Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck, became the world's youngest ruling monarch

SHAWL OR SASH    ASIAN ETHNOGRAPHIC COLLECTION  Catalog No: 70.2/ 1683     Locale: EASTERN PROVINCE OF BHUTAN (BHUMTHONG)    Country: INDIA    Material: CLOTH (COTTON, SILK)    Technique: DOUBLE FACE OVERSHOT BROCADE; FRINGED    Acquisition Year: 1955 (GIFT)     Donor: DORJI, LHENDRUP      Usually woven in Tashigang district - East Bhutan - but this one is a special royal piece, could be made wherever the court weavers happen to be.  Yablonsky, 1974

SHAWL OR SASH ASIAN ETHNOGRAPHIC COLLECTION Catalog No: 70.2/ 1683 Locale: EASTERN PROVINCE OF BHUTAN (BHUMTHONG) Country: INDIA Material: CLOTH (COTTON, SILK) Technique: DOUBLE FACE OVERSHOT BROCADE; FRINGED Acquisition Year: 1955 (GIFT) Donor: DORJI, LHENDRUP Usually woven in Tashigang district - East Bhutan - but this one is a special royal piece, could be made wherever the court weavers happen to be. Yablonsky, 1974

Royal Textile Academy Bhutan (Thimpu)

Established in 2001 under the patronage of Her Majesty the Queen Mother, Ashi Sangay Choden Wangchuck, the National Textile Museum showcases a wide range of beautiful Bhutanese textiles including t…

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