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Her Majesty Gyalyum (Queen Mother) Sangay Choden Wangchuck

Weaving is an integral component of the culture and tradition of Bhutan. With the aim to preserve and promote this living art, the Royal Textile Academy of Bhutan was instituted in May 2005 under the patronage ofHer Majesty Gyalyum (Queen Mother) Sangay Choden Wangchuck as a non-government, non-profit organization.

The RTA was registered as a Civil Society Organization in line with the Civil Society Organization’s Act of Bhutan 2007 on June 13, 2011.








June 2, 2017

Commemoration of Coronation of Fourth Druk Gyalpo and Social Forestry Day

Led by the Executive Director, the staff of Royal Textile Academy commemorated the Coronation Day of the Fourth Druk Gyalpo and Social Forestry Day by planting varieties of saplings in the RTA compound. A small gesture of our respect and gratitude to His Majesty the Fourth Druk Gyalpo for the […]
May 23, 2017

Physiotherapy classes for Weavers

Ms. Reene Songer, a volunteer physiotherapist at the JDWNRH, will be giving free classes on physiotherapy to the RTA weavers for a week. She hopes that, with regular practice, it will reduce back-aches and other joint pains which most of the weavers complain.
April 28, 2017

RTA Team in Lhuentse (update)

On April 27, 2017, the RTA Team made a presentation to the Dzongkhag authorities including the Ven. Lam Neten and Dasho Dzongda on preliminary plan for the establishment of the Wangchuck Heritage Centre and solicited ideas and suggestions from the committee members. Later in the afternoon the team assessed the […]

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