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.
The Management and Staff of the Royal Textile Academy join the Nation in celebrating the First Birth Anniversary of His Royal Highness the Gyalsey Jigme Namgyel Wangchuck. We pray for the good health and wellbeing of His Royal Highness.
The Royal Textile Academy (RTA) was honored by a Royal visit on 9 January 2017 The Royal Patron of the RTA, Her Majesty Gyalyum Sangay Choden Wangchuck received His Majesty The King, Her Majesty The Gyaltsuen, His Majesty the Fourth King, Her Majesty Gyalyum Tshering Yangden Wangchuck and Their Royal Highnesses the Prince and Princesses at the Royal Textile Academy. Their Majesties and Their Royal Highesses visited the “Zhabdrung Ngawang Namgyel: The Founding Father” and […]
Led by the Chief Justice Lyonpo Tshering Wangchuk, staff of the Supreme Court of Bhutan visited the Royal Textile Academy (RTA) this morning. Few Judges from High Court and the District Court were also present in the group. The team viewed the exhibitions on “Zhabdrung Ngawang Namgyel: The Founding Father”, “Tashi Gomang: A National Treasure of Bhutan.” and “Thagzo: The Textile Weaves of Bhutan”, the three exhibitions on display at the RTA. The Chief Justice thanked […]
The Board of Trustees and the Staff of the Royal Textile Academy are deeply humbled and honored to be blessed with the National Order of Merit (Gold) by His Majesty The King at the National Day Celebrations in Trongsa on December 17, 2016. A total of twenty three public-benefit, civil society organizations were recognized for “their services to the nation in volunteering and putting effort towards humanitarian values, maintaining culture and tradition and national objectives; […]
Led by the Director General, about 53 staff of Department of Culture under Ministry of Home and Cultural Affairs visited the Royal Textile Academy (RTA) this morning. The team viewed the exhibitions on “Zhabdrung Ngawang Namgyel: The Founding Father”, “Tashi Gomang: A National Treasure of Bhutan.” and “Thagzo: The Textile Weaves of Bhutan”, the three exhibitions on display at the RTA. The Director General thanked the RTA management for hosting their visit and conveyed his […]
An exhibition titled “Tashi Gomang: A National Treasure of Bhutan,” was inaugurated on 5th November 2016 at the Royal Textile Academy. Royal Patron of the Tashi Gomang Project, Her Majesty the Royal Grandmother Kesang Choeden Wangchuck, members of the Royal Family, members of the Central Monastic Body, senior government officials, representatives from international organizations and other guests attended the inauguration of the exhibition. His Eminence Tsugla Lopen Rinpoche Samten Dorji inaugurated the exhibition. As a part […]
2016 marks the 400 years of the legacy of Zhabdrung Ngawang Namgyel. To commemorate and pay tribute to the Zhabdrung, Her Majesty Gyalyum Sangay Choden Wangchuck inaugurated two exhibitions at the Royal Textile Academy today. The first exhibition titled “Zhabdrung Ngawang Namgyel: The Founding Father” displays sacred relics belonging to the Zhabdrung and some of his reincarnations. Sacred relics from Gasa, Jarogang, Simtokha and Hongtsho Tashigang have been brought together for the first time for […]
The exhibition, one of the first of its kind, celebrates the life and legacy of Zhabdrung Ngawang Namgyel – the founding father of Bhutan. From the early years in Ralung to his epic journey to Bhutan carrying the Rangjung Khasarpani; and from starting the first monastic school in Cheri to unifying the country under one central administration and fending off the mighty Mongols and the Tibetans, the reputation and achievements of Zhabdrung Ngawang Namgyel were […]
A local fashion designer’s eco-friendly apparels are on exhibition for the next three months at the Royal Textile Academy beginning today. Her Royal Highness Princess Eeuphelma Choden Wangchuck accompanied by His Royal Highness Prince Ugyen Jigme Wangchuck graced the opening of the exhibition ‘The Mellow,’ at the RTA gallery in Thimphu, yesterday. “The Mellow’ according to the designer, Chandrika Pakrim, is a collection inspired by expression of stillness and calmness of water. The collection includes […]
Crafts: Instead of spending their winter holidays at home, twenty five girls are learning the art of traditional weaving, the art of yarn dyeing, contemporary skills related to design and colour combination, and are acquiring basic knowledge on business and book keeping skills. The weaving centre at the Royal Textile Academy (RTA) in Thimphu conducted the winter weaving training programme from December 19 last year. It ended this month. Certificates were awarded to the participants for […]
About 15 youth are undergoing training in traditional art of weaving called backstrap weaving at the Royal Textile Academy in Thimphu. Kinzang Dolkar, 11, is one of the trainees. She began weaving when she was just about six years old. “After my studies, I want to be a doctor. If I don’t qualify for my dream job, I want to take up weaving just like my mother.” The trainees are being taught to weave plain […]
The ongoing exhibition at the Royal Textile Academy titled “Tashi Gomang: A National Treasure of Bhutan” is yet another major contributions of Her Majesty Grand Mother Kesang Choeden Wangchuck to the Drukyul. Her Majesty’s kind intervention and patronage to preserve the legacy of Tashi Gomang is timely and will go a long way in enriching our Bhutanese cultural and traditional heritage and for dharma to flourish in our Kingdom. While Tashi Gomangs are on the […]