Support the Friends of the Royal Textile Academy of Bhutan


The Royal Textile Academy in Bhutan is the primary center for collecting, conservation, training, study and exhibition of the Kingdom’s textile treasures. The RTA will offer inspiring encounters with the unique Bhutanese culture and arts. Your generosity will support our diverse scope of work–from groundbreaking exhibitions, education, research, conservation and training of Bhutan’s women weavers.


The eight levels of giving are demonstrated by the  eight auspicious symbols in the Bhutanese culture.


parasolThe Parasol – The traditional symbol of protection and royalty. It protects from all obstacles, illnesses and harmful forces.

Donor Level $300-999


goldenfishesThe Golden Fishes – represent happiness, fertility and abundance.

Donor Level $1,000-1,499


treasurevaseThe Treasure Vase – The divine vase of inexhaustible treasures possessing the quality of spontaneous manifestation.

Donor Level $10,000-49,999


lotusThe Lotus – The symbol of absolute purity and compassion. It represents spiritual unfolding – the transmutation of passion into compassion.

Donor Level $50,000-100,000

conchThe Conch Shell – An emblem of power, authority, and sovereignty whose blast is believed to banish evil spirits and avert natural disasters.

Donor Level $100,000-199,999


knotThe Knot of Eternity – represents the meditative mind. It is an endless knot that overlaps without a beginning or an end. – symbolizing the Buddha’s endless wisdom and compassion.

Donor Level $200,000-499,999


victoryThe Victory Banner – The emblem of Buddha’s victorious enlightenment and the methods for overcoming worldly defilements.

Donor Level $500,000-999,999


dharmaThe Dharma Wheel – The ancient symbol of creation became the symbol of spiritual and universal law in Buddhism. The hub of the wheel symbolizes moral discipline, the eight spokes – the Noble Eightfold Path, and the rim – meditative concentration.

Donor Level $1,000,000