Kushuthara-Discover magical colors of Dragon Kingdom (Bhutan Textile Tours)
Weaving is an ancient art in Bhutan. Taking root in a rural and rustic setting, a uniquely rich tradition of weaving has evolved and flowered over time. With skills handed down from generation to generation, mother to daughter, from family to family, weaving in Bhutan is today an art form that is representative of the very heart and souls of the country. Fabrics fashioned in the looms, a veritable feast of magical colors and intricate designs and patterns, are symbolic of the Bhutanese society and the Dragon Kingdom. Khoma is a nucleated village in Lhuentse Dzongkhag, famous for its silk weavers and the extraordinarily detailed textile known as kishuthara. Weaving has become one of the main sources of income in Khoma and nearly all the women are weavers. This 11 days tour provides an opportunity to explore and experience various kind of textile weaving and dying. You will also have chance to see magnificent Dzongs, temples, monasteries and stupas, real Buddhist culture and philosophy, villages to experience rural life, and know more about Bhutan’s friendly and ever-smiling people, their traditions and way of life and explore the scenic beauty of the country by walking between the rolling hills and virgin forest filled with wildflowers and fragrance. You can also plan your Bhutan journey to coincide with one of the vibrant religious festivals of eastern Bhutan, the region that is also famous for its textile weaving.