Kelzang handicraft was one of the first handicraft shops in Thimphu, Bhutan. Kelzang Wangmo, also known as Jambay, who runs the shop, is from Khoma village in Lhuntse, famed for exquisite 'Kishutharas', traditional wrap dresses for women made from intricately woven rectangular cloth which take about 7-8 months to finish. Wangmo was only ten when she started weaving in her village, Khoma, in eastern Bhutan, which is renowned for exquisite weaving. Education opportunities were rare at the time and even more unlikely for those with little means to go to school. At 16 she moved to Thimphu with her family and started weaving kiras and ghos (the garments of Bhutan’s national dress) with her sisters. In 1995 she opened the small retail shop as an outlet to sell her designs, which nowadays range from kiras to table runners, place mats, scarves and stoles. Currently, she employs around 60-70 women weavers in Thimphu and in Lhuntse, allowing them to be able to provide for their family and gain independence. The weavers, always female, are esteemed as artists for their highly skilled and visually stunning mastery of colour, pattern and composition. Traditional Bhutanese textiles have vibrant hues of red, blue, green, white and yellow, however Jambay is in the process of reviving the age old tradition of vegetable dyeing. She is absolute proof that women can sustain themselves and be successful in society if they make the best use of their skill and talent.