The textiles and handicrafts of Bhutan can be used as a decorative piece as they are one in a million and very colourful. The materials can be used as bed covers or wall hangings or even as decorative table and sofa covers.
The Bhutan Handicrafts and Arts industry had till recently been a cottage Industry.With Textile Industry the Rural people weave the materials. The weaving is done by the Rural villagers but they have now been trained to cater to people outside their villages and take up this weaving professionally and make it their means of earning a livelihood,rather than weaving as a hobby. Thus now we have a variety of weaving been done,with different materials and designs. Every design is different as all these materials are hand woven singularly.
They weave bed covers, table cloth, jacket materials,wall hangings etc… The materials used are all naturally dyed in different colours and are mostly silk,cotton or a mixture of the two. It would be a pride to possess one of these materials,as they are lovely,unique,one in a million and the sale proceeds help the women of Rural Bhutan.
The Textile industry in Bhutan is one of the main Handicrafts of BHUTAN. Usually the Guest and Tourists visiting Bhutan love the woven materials and they even wear them for the festivals in Bhutan,and take it back with them as a souvenir from Bhutan as they well know that they will never find another similar piece any where else in the world.
With the Bhutansese people some of these woven materials(handicrafts) are passed on from generations, since each piece is unique,with the years going by, each piece becomes more precious and soon becomes valueless…