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.








December 21, 2018

Winter Weaving Programme begins

The Winter Weaving Programme at the RTA began on 20th December. 20 young girls from schools across Thimphu are attending the weaving class. They will learn traditional weaving over the span of one month. Below […]
November 11, 2018

RTA celebrates successful completion of 3rd phase office building

    Her Majesty Gyalyum Sangay Choden Wangchuck graced the inauguration of the 3rd phase of the Royal Textile Academy’s office building on the 4th and 5th November. Her Majesty Gyalyum is the Royal Patron […]
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 […]

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