The Bhutan’s have always been skilled textile producers. From unique and intricate designs to sophisticated material quality, the Bhutan’s have mastered the textile industry. To enjoy a display of Bhutan’s remarkable workmanship, visit the National Textile Museum in Bhutan; a unique exhibition of a variety of textile types with a fabulous array of designs and prints.
The National Textile Museum can be found in the city of Thimpu, Bhutan in close proximity to the National Library. It is run by the Cultural Affairs office and was actually set up to promote Bhutan’s spectacular skills and achievements in textile art and to show the world the unique designs and patterns to keep alive this age old trend and taste. Weavers have a unique way of blending in colours and shapes giving you the result that you will see in the Textile Museum. It even has a sacred sense to it with unmatched methods used in the creation of these designs. The Bhutan Museum was first inaugurated in the year 2001 by her Majesty the Queen, Ashi Sangay Choden. Since then the Bhutan Textile Art has become an international trends and has drawn hundreds of tourists to its doors. The Museum is segregated into 6 different components which are textiles from indigenous fibres, achievements in textile arts, warp patterns, weaves, weft pattern weaves, textiles in religion and the Royal collection. Each has its own fascinating collection of textiles that are unique in some way or the other. The royal textiles in particular exhibit a number of historical artefacts of Bhutan including the crowns and dresses of the royal family of Bhutan, a pearl robe of Tsamdrak Goenpa and it also has on display the bedding of His Holiness Shabdrung Jigme. The ground floor focuses on production of material, from spinning, colouring etc. From this Museum one can get a wholesome experience of the Textile Industry of Bhutan. The Museum also envisions to become the centre of textile studies and research someday.