National Handicrafts Emporium
National Handicrafts Emporium in Thimphu is a state run Handicrafts showroom in 4 different cities of Bhutan. The emporium is run by the National Woman’s Association of Bhutan as a Non-Government Organization that is run under the royal supervision of Her Royal Highness Ashi Sonam Choden Wangchuk. The Handicrafts Emporium showcases the finest handicrafts of the country and supports one of Bhutan’s most important income generating activities.
The products on sale at the emporium include; locally manufactured hand woven fabrics, wooden masks, cane and bamboo products, traditional wooden utensils such as cups and bowls, handmade paper, statuettes, prayer wheels etc.
The handiwork of Bhutan has assumed a vital part as far as unmistakably keeping up the nation’s one of a kind culture and convention. It has additionally contributed and keeps on contributing essentially towards fulfilling the financial needs of the general population.
Understanding the profound established financial centrality of the cabin business of Bhutan, the late third ruler His Majesty Jigme Dorji Wangchuck instructed the Ministry of Trade and Industry to take appropriate measures to advance and build up the house business division. Late His Majesty was of the firm conviction that bungalow industry was the establishment on which Bhutan’s modern future ought to be constructed.
In the meantime, Late His Majesty likewise trusted that the conventional expressions and specialties of Bhutan which mirrored the lifestyle and culture of Bhutanese individuals were quick ceasing to exist and there was a need to take proper measures to ration and advance them.
With regards to this charge, the service of exchange and industry (now renamed as Ministry of Economic Affairs) chose that the initial step to be taken to help the country individuals/bungalow industry part is set up a sorted out showcasing outlet for different house industry items. In the meantime, require had been felt by the legislature for a focal place where a wide range of customary handiwork items would be accessible with the goal that guests burning of acquiring keepsakes and tokens could have a simple access to them.