Explore the Royal Textile Academy
Weaving is an integral part of Bhutanese culture and tradition. With the aim to conserve, restore, and document this living art, the Royal Textile Academy of Bhutan was set up in Thimphu by the queen mother, Her Majesty Ashi Sangay Choden Wangchuck as a non-government, non-profit organisation.
Inaugurated in 2001, the academy also educates young students in textiles, fabric design and museum studies. It serves as a centre for travellers, introducing the nation’s masterpieces to its visitors, while preserving Bhutan’s weaving traditions.