WORLD PEACE DAY
People

WORLD PEACE DAY

“May the world enjoy boundless peace”The Four Friends is a symbol of harmony. In the ancient times, before the coming of the Buddha, an elephant, a...

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THE TIBETAN PICNIC
People

THE TIBETAN PICNIC

Picnics are at the core of the Tibetan concept of leisure. With cities as hubs for commerce, city dwellers seek out nature as a source of enjoyment...

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MONKS MONSOON RETREAT
Religion and Culture

MONKS MONSOON RETREAT

Each year, monks in Labrang and many other monasteries on the Tibetan Plateau hold a six week retreat in the summer. Its origins are in the Monsoon...

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THE CIRCLE
Religion and Culture

THE CIRCLE

On the 18 th of June, Ritoma’s pastoralists brought their yak and sheep to Chakka, the highest and furthest point of grassland in their yearly migr...

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LAPTSE
Religion and Culture

LAPTSE

A Laptse is a feast for the senses, galloping horses, prayer flags, and the heavy smoke of juniper offerings. It is one dominated by the neighing ...

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CORE BLANKET COLLECTION
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CORE BLANKET COLLECTION

Inspired by the nomadic way of life on the Tibetan Plateau, Norlha’s core blankets reflect the landscape’s rugged beauty and the hardiness of the p...

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NORLHA'S FAMILY OF ARTISANS
Craft

NORLHA'S FAMILY OF ARTISANS

Norlha provides training and long-term employment opportunities for local nomads and families, equipping them with skills to become expert weavers,...

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EARTH DAY
Ritoma

EARTH DAY

Norlha is a Tibetan sustainable luxury lifestyle brand and social enterprise based in the village of Ritoma on the Tibetan Plateau. Ritoma is an ex...

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3 YAK STORIES
Animals and Surroundings

3 YAK STORIES

Birth of a yak:  Each year, Spring on the Plateau begins with the birth a new crop of yeko, or baby yaks. As children, it was an exciting time. Whi...

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