Our plain cotton Kira with an elegant striped pattern is comfortable to wear and will give an elegant look for every occasion. This stunning cotton textile was handwoven by skilled female Bhutanese artisans. The Kira features a minimalistic horizontal-striped design with white as the dominant colour known as “thara”. In Bhutan, this pattern is typically woven for everyday use. With its light pink and white shades and chic fringes, it can also make a beautiful bedspread or tablecloth.
Bhutanese textiles are intricately woven to showcase the inner beauty and strength of their weavers. The art of weaving, called “Thagzo“, is an essential part of Bhutan’s cultural heritage. The colorful pattern of the textiles is festooned with symbols of Tantric Buddhism. Kira is the national dress for women in Bhutan. It is one such living art form that displays the vibrant colors, sophisticated patterns, and intricate dyeing techniques of the country. The rectangular-shaped piece of woven fabric is worn at ankle length. It is pinned at both shoulders, generally with silver brooches, wrapped and folded around the body, and secured at the waist with a long belt (kera).
Dimension: 254*117 cm, 8 cm fringes
Weight: 665 grams
Pure Cotton, backstrap loom