Radhi Village

Radhi Village is a picturesque village located in the Trashigang district of eastern Bhutan, about 18 km from the town of Trashigang. The village is known for its traditional weaving techniques and produces some of the finest raw silk textiles in Bhutan.

The weavers of Radhi use a unique technique called “bura” to weave textiles from raw silk. The process involves boiling the silk with water and ash to remove the natural gum from the fibers, which creates a soft and lustrous fabric. The weavers use a backstrap loom to create intricate designs and patterns, often inspired by nature.

Visitors to Radhi can watch the weaving process and purchase handmade textiles directly from the weavers. The village also has a small market where visitors can buy other locally-made handicrafts and souvenirs.

In addition to its weaving tradition, Radhi is also known for its beautiful landscape and cultural heritage. The village is surrounded by rice paddies, forests, and hills, and offers stunning views of the nearby mountains. Visitors can also explore the village’s traditional architecture, including its large stone houses with ornate wooden carvings.

Radhi Village is a popular destination for cultural tours and offers a unique glimpse into the traditional way of life in Bhutan. It is also a good place to learn about Bhutan’s textile industry and the important role that weaving plays in the country’s cultural heritage.