REDUCED by 15%! Textile Traditions of Bhutan Tour 2018

Textile Tour Bhutan

BREAKING NEWS!!

Namgay at Druk Siddhi Tours has announced that he will offer a 15% discount on the 2018 Textile Tour of Bhutan.

Total tour costs are reduced from USD $4135 to only USD $3515 per person (twin share/double, land package). Single room supplements remain the same at USD $510

This unique tour is designed to connect you with locals and offer hands on experiences and is a collaboration between Textile Trails and Druk Siddhi Tours.

This magical journey will wind through fertile valleys and villages, traversing the country to reach the little-visited textile heartland of ‘kushutara’ in Eastern Bhutan. This trip is designed to deepen your experience of this fascinating country with a focus on Bhutanese textiles and interactions with locals.
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2018 Textile Tour of Bhutan

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Textile Tour Bhutan

BREAKING NEWS!!

Namgay at Druk Siddhi Tours has announced that he will offer a 15% discount on the 2018 Textile Tour of Bhutan.

Total tour costs are reduced from USD $4135 to only USD $3515 per person (twin share/double, land package). Single room supplements remain the same at USD $510

This unique tour is designed to connect you with locals and offer hands on experiences.

This magical journey will wind through fertile valleys and villages, traversing the country to reach the little-visited textile heartland of ‘kushutara’ in Eastern Bhutan. This trip is designed to deepen your experience of this fascinating country with a focus on Bhutanese textiles and interactions with locals.
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New Thrima Exhibition at RTA in Thimphu, Bhutan

What a wonderful time to be visiting Bhutan! I love the thrima technique and will be there in December to see this new exhibition.  Continue reading

Textiles imitating textiles: Bhutanese embroidery

P1240050Recently I wrote about the imitation of shibori in embroideries on display in the exhibition China: Through the Lens of John Thomson at the National Textile Museum in Washington, DC (Textiles Imitating Textiles).

A few days ago, I was privileged to view the beautiful textiles submitted for Bhutan’s national textile competition and enjoyed another embroidery that beautifully portrayed textiles. 
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Textile Tour of Bhutan March 2016: (some of) what we got up to!

IMG_1121The Textile Traditions of Bhutan tour 2016 has come to an end in Bhutan, but the memories and insights continue to be processed as guests return home. I am hearing from some that they are now reluctant to wash textiles purchased from nomads as their smell of wood smoke evokes Bhutan so strongly. Here is a little of what we got up to… Continue reading

GWU Textile Museum: Chinese Embroideries

P1200378I wrote previously about Textiles Imitating Textiles with reference to pieces in the exhibition China: Through the Lens of John Thomson at the National Textile Museum in Washington DC. Here are some more of the incredible pieces on display there for another fortnight. Continue reading

Textiles imitating textiles: Chinese embroidery

P1200152I am fascinated by cross-pollenations between textiles of different cultures (such as batik influenced by patola designs, or block-printed fabrics imitating Thai kit designs) as well as across media (such as stone carvings depicting patterning in clothing). In October, I finally made my first visit to the National Textile Museum in Washington DC, and saw the exhibition China: Through the Lens of John Thomson and found another skilled imitation of one textile technique in another textile medium. Continue reading