Textile Museum
The Textile Museum

Annual Thematic Exhibition

Exhibitions Gallery


Tribute to His Majesty Drukgyal Zhipa- The King of Destiny
Royal Robes-Wangchuck Dynasty
Trima: Discontinuous weft pattern
Zhabdrung Ngawang Namgyel- Our Founding Father
Trima: Discontinuous weft pattern
Trima: Discontinuous weft pattern

The Textile Museum conducts exhibitions on relevant themes and showcases a befitting representation of Bhutan’s rich textile heritage through the annual thematic exhibition. The Textile Museum has since showcased 17 exhibitions to date.

Annual Thematic Exhibition 2002-2023

An exhibition titled “A Tribute to the Life and Legacy of Her Majesty Gyalyum Sangay Choden Wangchuck” has been officially inaugurated on 13th May 2023. Her Majesty the Gyalyum was accompanied by Her Royal Highness Ashi Eeuphelma Choden Wangchuck and Dasho Thinley Norbu for the event. The exhibition honors and showcase the accomplishments and contributions of Her Majesty Gyalyum Sangay Choden Wangchuck to the tsa-wa-sum. 


Sl No Exhibition Themes Year
1 Royal Robes- Wangchuck Dynasty 2020
2 Religion and Embroidery 2018
3 Trima: Discontinuous Weft Pattern 2017
4 Zhabdrung Ngawang Namgyel- Our Founding Father 2016
5 Tribute to His Majesty the Drukgyal Zhipa – The King of Destiny 2015
6 Bhutanese Textiles in High Fashion 2014
7 The Royal Wedding 2014
8 The Royal Collection- Masterpieces of Textiles 2013
9 Woven, Stitched & Embroidered 2012
10 Evolution of Kira- Changing fashions 2010
11 We the People- Regional Costumes 2009
12 Power Dressing 2008
13 Masterpieces from the Loom 2007
14 Inspired Weaves 2006
15 Thagzo – Textiles of Bhutan 2005
16 Warp & Weft 2002
17 Living Museum 2001
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