Kira is the national dress for women in Bhutan. It is an ankle-length dress consisting of a rectangular piece of woven fabric.

It is wrapped and folded around the body and is pinned at both shoulders, usually with silver brooches, and bound at the waist with a long belt.

Super comfortable and easy to be dressed in, Bhutanese women prefer to wear this outfit most of the time.

The kira may be made from cotton or silk (usually synthetic these days) and may have a pattern on one or both sides.

For everyday wear, women wear a kira made from striped cloth with a double-sided design, and on more formal occasions they wear a kira with an embellished pattern woven into it.

Hand-woven, bright coloured Kiras with intricate patterns and embroideries are worn by them on special occasions.

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