2017-11

Bhutan Textile Kira Kushutara 09

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Bhutan Textile Kira Kushutara
early 20 century

background hand-spun cotton yarn
patterns pure silk yarn
natural and chemical dyes


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Bhutan has a long weaving tradition of both secular
and religious textiles with textiles playing a central role
in Bhutanese culture as art, clothing,
in religious practice, social identity and exchange, gifts,
as commodities and forms of payment,
as well as indicators of wealth and social status.

Up until the Twentieth Century most of the fibres
used in Bhutanese textiles were produced, dyed and
woven locally.
More recently Bhutan's textile heritage has been
altered and threatened by imported fibres, dyes and
factory made cloth which have become widely available
and are now commonly used by Bhutanese weavers.
Chemical dyes are favoured over natural dyes
as they are inexpensive and easy to use
while the natural hand loomed yarns are being replaced
by less expensive, easy to wash synthetics.



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