A unique lilac kira adorned with colourful and sophisticated silken patterns in all colours of the rainbow. The patterns are inspired by traditional designs but the style and variety of colours reflect the brave modern imagination of the author (more about the women who make our kiras).
This kira comes from Punakha, a place known as “the Temple of Fertility” where countless couples who have trouble conceiving a child get a blessing after which their dream comes true. The temple is devoted to “the holy fool” Drukpa Kuenley. Images of his penis adorn most houses in Punakha and elsewhere. (The image brings abundance and protection. You can read more about Bhutanese customs here). This unconventional and unique kira reflects the playful nature of the Punakha valley’s inhabitants and their imaginative stories and the abundant greenery (it is one of the warmest valleys in Bhutan).
Kira is a special kind of fabric and can be used in many ways: to make a dress, a skirt or unique home accessories. Or you can pick one of our designs in the Tailor-made dresses section and have us make you an amazing dress from this kira.
The colourful silken patterns on this kira resemble candy or gems. This fabric will be a true treasure for a playful and daring woman! A short cocktail dress, an original suit, a costume in the style of the fifties or an eccentric evening dress… This kira is a colourful playfield for boundless imagination. We don’t need to take everything in our lives so seriously - as Coco Chanel once said: “Life is so short, you could be a little funny.”
A kira is a firm, hand-woven fabric, which is essential for the Bhutanese women’s folk costume. It is lavishly decorated with beautiful designs - all the designs are woven, not embroidered. The different designs hint at the fabric’s origin, as each area of Bhutan uses their own patterns and colours when making a kira.
For women who like a truly unique style!
This kira is woven from silk and cotton. It is so firm it can last for many years. It is firm and warm. There is no need to iron it often. Wash in low temperatures using the “delicate” programme or best have it dry cleaned.
A dress made of this kira would look amazing with a hand-woven Bhutanese belt.