Bhutan Textile Kira Kushutara
background Bhutanese hand-spun cotton yarn
patterns hand-spun wild silk yarn
Weaving is predominantly carried out by women
(men specialise in tailoring, complex cutting,
stitching and embroidery) for domestic needs,
as gifts and as an important source of income.
In designing and weaving cloth Bhutanese women
express their individuality and creativity and
the resulting textile will incorporate traditional designs
and motifs as well as new combinations,
interpretations and motifs reflecting their personal
Innovation in patterns is valued and 'new patterns
admired, copied and reinterpreted.
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