Sunday, 15 June 2008

Bhutan : 8th Textile Exhibition

June 13: Her Majesty the Queen Ashi Sangay Choden Wangchuck inaugurated the 8th Textile Exhibition yesterday. The theme for this year’s exhibition was “Power Dressing”.

The exhibition was organized as part of the celebrations marking the 100 years of the monarchy and the coronation of His Majesty the King.

Her Majesty the Queen Ashi Sangay Choden Wangchuck graced the occasion. Their Royal Highnesses Ashi Chimi Yangzom Wangchuck, Ashi Sonam Dechan Wangchuck, Dasho Jigme Dorji Wangchuck and Dasho Ugyen Jigme Wangchuck also attended the exhibition.

The exhibition consists of two sections, Power Dressing and Royal Collection.

The exhibition showcases Bhutan’s rich textile heritage. The exhibits include some of the best textiles of religious and historic significance.

The Royal Collection showcases ghos and kiras worn by their majesties the kings and queens and other ornaments including the raven crown.

During the exhibition, a documentary on the rich textile of our country was also screened.

Cabinet ministers, parliament members, senior government officials and representatives from the international organizations were also present during the exhibition. The exhibition is an annual event.

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