Welcome to RTA

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.








April 16, 2018

Collaboration with Smithsonian CFCH

A team from the Smithsonian Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage (CFCH) led by its Director General Dr. Michael Mason was in Bhutan from April 2-11, 2018, as guests of the Royal Textile Academy. The […]
February 6, 2018

Winter Weaving for Students ends at the RTA

The winter Weaving Program for Students (2017-2018) ended on 2 February 2018 with awarding of certificates to the student trainees. The 2017-2018 training program, which began in December 2017 trained 29 students in two batches […]
January 4, 2018

Students from Laya visited RTA

A group of 15 students from Laya, who scored a minimum of 60% in their academic performance, are in Paro and Thimphu on their EMC (Educational, Motivational and Cultural) tour for a period of seven […]

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