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Bhutanese Textiles

November 29, 2010

in Bhutan

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Bhutan is renown for its intricate textiles. Woven on backstrap looms with the designs knotted in by hand, three panels for a traditional woman’s dress can cost over USD 1000. The kira panels are silk or cotton and are fastened with large silver brooches.

Video: Bhutanese Textile Weaving on Backstrap Loom

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