This off-white raw silk pangtse Kira with a graceful plaid pattern is handwoven by the female artisans of Radhi Village in the eastern part of Bhutan. Buray (raw silk) fabric is renowned for its attractive colors and airy texture. The Kira features a simple check motif called “pangtse,” where a certain area of the weave is repeated regularly. You can wrap the cloth around it like a skirt and fasten it with a belt. Its homogeneous style and exquisitely woven fringes will also make a lovely addition to your collection of tablecloths.
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: 244*122 cm, 10 cm fringes
Weight: 543 grams
Raw Silk, backstrap loom