The addition of sapma motifs to sethra or mathra woven for a woman’s kira is a more recent innovation and designated “pesar” or “new design.” Continue reading
Fabric woven from wild silk is coarser than that made from reeled silk due to the thickness and unevenness of the thread.
Mathra is a predominantly maroon plaid, originally from Kurtoe, but now more closely associated with Bumthang. Continue reading
The Bumthang area of Central Bhutan is famed for supplementary-weft work in wool. Continue reading
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. Continue reading
The Rachu is a ceremonial cloth worn over the left shoulder by women.
At tsechu, it is not only the women showing off their finery, but the men parade some pretty special aikapur ghos.
These ones have supplementary weft designs between the stripes of (yellow and red) supplementary warp patterning. Continue reading