Kira is a Bhutanese dress for a woman. It is a large , rectangular textile that is wrapped around the body, folded into a wide pleat in front and fastened at the shoulders with ornate silver and gold brooches. The dress is belted tightly and bloused about the waist to form a pouch. A kira is worn over a blouse and topped by a jacket.This kira is made of cotton with raw silk patterning. It was woven as a long narrow panel with supplementary weft and then cut into three panels and joined in the warp direction.

Circa: Mid. 20th C.

Origin: Bhutan

Material: Cotton and silk

Condition: Very good

Dimensions: 51" x 96"

Inventory number: TX3438



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