In 1927 Jigme Wangchuck was crowned Bhutan's second king. At this occasion he had himself photographed with his younger brother and the ceremonial body guard in the Punakha Dzong.
Photo by F. M. Bailey, 1927; loan from the British Library
King Jigme Wangchuck with Queen Phuntsho Chöden in front of the Kungda Rabten Palace.
Photo by G. Sherrif, 1949; loan from the Royal Botanic Gardens, Edinburgh
Men's clothes (go*), silk, cotton lining; size: 157 cm x 226 cm; loan from the Museum für Völkerkunde, Wien
This robe was worn by the second king, Jigme Wangchuck (1905-1952).
Hat: napped wool, silk brocade and silk cloth, silver lamé, cotton lining; H: 7 cm, diameter: 21 cm; loan from the Museum für Völkerkunde, Wien
Jacket (tögo): silk brocade damask, silk cotton; size: 69 cm x 191 cm; loan from the Museum für Völkerkunde, Wien
Dress (kira*): cotton, silk; size: 248 cm x 133 cm; loan from the Völkerkundemuseum der Universität Zürich
The queens of the first and second kings wore such outfits.