Embroidery (tshemzo)

Embroidery and appliqué (patchwork) were traditionally the craft of men with a religious background as these techniques were used essentially for religious or royal textiles. The technique of embroidery came from China via Tibet and was used for banners and ceremonial clothes.

Today girls are taught embroidery and appliqué in the 13 Arts & Crafts School (“Zorig chusum school”) in Thimphu.