Bhutan Textile Kira Kushutara
late 19 century
background : Bhutanese hand-spun cotton yarn
patterns : hand-spun wild silk yarn
The remote Himalayan kingdom of Bhutan has
a long weaving tradition with textiles playing
a central role in Bhutanese culture as art, clothing,
in religious practice, social identity and exchange,
as commodities and forms of payment,
as well as indicators of wealth and social status.
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