Third Floor

This gallery is dedicated to the founding monarchy. Starting from the 1st king of Bhutan, His Majesty Gongsar Ugyen Wangchuck till 5th King, His Majesty Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck, the royal artefacts belonging to particular king are on display. The inner chamber on this floor houses large collections of various items like statues carved out of various materials like sandal wood, ivory and Rhino’s horn and other religious items. The most notable one is the statue of Kongtse Denmo.

Here, one can see different costumes worn by people in different regions. One notable dress that is on display is that of Brokpa, nomadic people living in the north eastern part of country, Merak and Sakteng and the Layap costume. Alongside the dance costumes from the West and Central regions of Bhutan are also on display. In general the costume worn by woman is called kira and the one worn by man is called Gho. The women’s costume involves several pieces. The kira or dress wraps around the body and is fastened at the shoulder by two brooches, and tied at the waist by a colourful belt. Under the kira women wear an inner blouse. The outfit is topped by a short jacket.The men’s costume is called a gho. It is a long robe that is hoisted to the waist and fastened by a cloth belt. Ghos are made of cotton or wool and during colder months, can be layered to add warmth.

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