Bhutanese Textiles

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Choki is a non profit organization founded with the mission of protecting the culture and traditions of some of the most sacred places left in the world that are under the threat of “globalization.” Through Choki’s support causes, beneficiaries will receive opportunities for human sustainability, security, and empowerment. Choki wants to accomplish a world of “I believe,” with the purpose to share the beauty of traditional arts and culture with the world. We believe that art has the capacity to create and reinvent life in unimaginable ways and it must be supported.

The weaving community from Bhutan preserves one of the most advanced and sophisticated weaving cultures in the history of civilization. Bhutanese textiles are the highest form of traditional art and spiritual expression from a culture of ever smiling people and scenic monasteries. By utilizing Bhutanese back strap looms, the culture of textiles have been integral to Bhutan’s heritage for centuries. Its quality of intricate brocades and complex patterns are among the best in the world. CHOKI textiles are 100% handmade using unique dying and weaving techniques. CHOKI supports the knowledge and skills that have been passed down through generations with 100% of sales proceeds supporting the CHOKI Women's Cooperative.

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