Tibetan Hothra

Originally imported from Tibet, the introduction of the frame loom has enabled Bhutanese weavers to produce their own varieties of these woollen cloths made of narrow strips. Two popular designs are pictured here: narrow rainbow stripes, and another with wider bands embellished with tie-dyed crosses.

The close-up shows a new piece where the creases left by the tie-dye folds are still just visible.

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