National Textile Museum

With the opening of the Textile Museum in 2001, under the patronage the Queen of Bhutan, Her Majesty Ashi Sangay Choden Wangchuk, Bhutanese textiles have reached new heights as one of the most visible traditional crafts and as a distinctly Bhutanese art form. The textile museum has opened its exhibition on six major themes: warp pattern weaves, weft pattern weaves, role of textiles in religion, achievements in textile arts, textiles from indigenous fibres and the royal collection. The Crowns of Bhutan’s Kings, namzas (dresses), the first version of the Raven Crown and other accessories used by members of the royal family can be found in the museum. The goal of the museum is to slowly become a center for textile studies that will carry out documentation, research and studies on textiles.