Wonju (Bhutan)

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Bhutanese girls wearing kira with wonju visible

A wonju (Dzongkha: འོན་འཇུ་; Wylie: 'on-'ju)[1] is a long-sleeved blouse worn by women in Bhutan. Made of silk, polyester, or lightweight cotton, it is worn underneath the kira, part of the national costume under the driglam namzha.[2][3][4][5][6]

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  1. ^ "༈ རྫོང་ཁ་ཨིང་ལིཤ་ཤན་སྦྱར་ཚིག་མཛོད། ༼འོ༽" [Dzongkha-English Dictionary: "'O"]. Dzongkha-English Online Dictionary. Dzongkha Development Commission, Government of Bhutan. Retrieved 2011-10-30.
  2. ^ Brown, Lindsay; Armington, Stan (2007). Bhutan. Country Guides (3 ed.). Lonely Planet. pp. 50, 58, 113. ISBN 1-74059-529-7. Retrieved 2011-10-15.
  3. ^ Levinson, David; Christensen, Karen (2002). Encyclopedia of Modern Asia: China-India Relations to Hyogo. Encyclopedia of Modern Asia. 2. Charles Scribner's Sons. p. 104. ISBN 0-684-31243-3. Retrieved 2011-10-30.
  4. ^ "Costume and Ceremonial Textiles of Bhutan". Textile Museum Journal. Textile Museum, Washington D.C. 26: 25, 30. 1982. Retrieved 2011-10-30.
  5. ^ Barker, David K. (1985). Designs of Bhutan. White Lotus. p. 8. ISBN 974-8495-03-5. Retrieved 2011-10-30.
  6. ^ Myers, Diana K.; Peabody Essex Museum (1994). Susan S. Bean (ed.). From the Land of the Thunder dragon: Textile Arts of Bhutan. Serindia Publications. pp. 99, 149. Retrieved 2011-10-30.