Bhutanese Silk Woven Kira Textile, Purple and Orange
Bhutanese Silk Woven Kira Textile, Purple and Orange. Bhutanese silk woven kira textile from the Royal Weavers of Bhutan. From the royal weavers of Bhutan, this kira textile is a rectangular weaving worn as an ankle length dress by Bhutanese women. This example was originally woven for Her Majesty Gyalyum (Queen Mother) Sangay Choden Wangchuck, who founded the Royal Textile Museum and Academy in Bhutan. Probably taking almost a year to make, this exquisite example was woven on a back strap loom in three individual panels of silk then sewn together. Given the rectangular shape of the kira, it lends itself to be mounted on the wall as a decoration or used as a throw on a bed or divan.