Textile Festival


In February 2008, FRTAB supported the RTA’s “Textile Week” workshop entitled The Art of Weaving. The seminar featured scholars from around the world to lecture on Bhutanese extiles. Lectures demonstrated the significance of textiles to Bhutanese cultural heritage from an historical, social and religious perspective. Attendees participated in hands-on sessions including fiber processing, dyeing and weaving. The RTA exhibited some significant textiles from its collections during the week. The program culminated in a fashion show of traditional and contemporary textiles. (Right – Demonstration at the Textile Festival, 2006.)