Textile Living Art of Bhutan | Bhutan Special Trips

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Textile Living Art of Bhutan

This trip will let you experience the Bhutanese weaving culture on first hands by visiting small weaving villages. You will have opportunity to see some expert weavers at work and discover how advanced a textile culture in Bhutan has developed. In Bhutan, weaving is considered special skill identified in women.

For enthusiasts and textile lovers, we arrange textile tour. Bhutanese textiles especially the intricate brocades and complex supplementary warp patterns are considered the most unique in the world. Textiles vary from one region to another. If you wish, you can also experience weaving on a traditional handloom.

Textiles form a rich complex art deeply embedded in Bhutanese culture and history. Textile arts in Bhutan are centuries old, vibrant, ongoing and ever changing. Cotton, nettle, wool, silk and yak hair are the basic fibers. Textiles are considered prestigious commodity, wealth, form of payment and expressions of religious demotion. Textiles play an important role in the practice of Buddhist ritual, providing images of deities and makers and adornments for sacred places.

The man’s dress – gho similar to a robe and the women’s dress – kira are the principle garments.

Textiles are the glorious of Bhutanese popular art. Central and Eastern Bhutan are famous for textile production. Different regions have their own designs and fabrics to their own looms. Our textile tour will have you traveling across Bhutan to visit folk textile centers, learn about Bhutanese techniques of weaving, the significance of their designs and colors and to meet the weavers.

This trip will provide you the experience of the Bhutanese weaving culture. You will be visiting small weaving villages, where you will have opportunity to see and meet expert weavers at work and discover advanced textile culture of Bhutanese. Weaving is an ancient skill of women.

“Bhutan Holiday Tour”– 19 Days Easy Touring with short day hikes

You may choose the itinerary as per your conveniences


  1. Day 1 : Arrive paro
  2. Day 2 & 3 : Punakha / Wangdi Valleys
  3. Day 4 & 5 : Bumthang
  4. Day 6 : Mongar (Eastern Bhutan)
  5. Day 7 : Lhuentse
  6. Day 8 & 9 : Visit Khoma and other famous weaving villages
  7. Day 10 : Trashigang
  8. Day 11 : Visit Khaling weaving center
  9. Day 12 : Mongar
  10. Day 13 & 14 : Bumthang
  11. Day 15 : Wangdue
  12. Day 16 & 17 : Visit weaver’s homes and sightseeing in Thimphu
  13. Day 18 : Paro Sightseeing/ Taktshang Hike
  14. Day 19 : Depart by Druk Air


  1. Day 1 : Arrival in Paro
  2. Day 2 & 3 : Punakha
  3. Day 4 : Trongsa
  4. Day 5 – 7 : Visit Yathra Weaving villages and sighseeing in Bumthang
  5. Day 8 : Wangdue
  6. Day 9 – 10 : Visit weaver’s homes and sightseeing in Thimphu
  7. Day 11 : Paro Sightseeing / Taktshang hike
  8. Day 12 : Depart by Druk Air