NEW SPRING SUMMER COLLECTION
Clothing

NEW SPRING SUMMER COLLECTION

Norlha’s Spring Summer scarves and capsule clothes collection for 2024 borrows inspiration from the prayer flags of laptse as they succumb to the ...

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SPRING EQUINOX
Animals and Surroundings

SPRING EQUINOX

Spring on the Plateau is a slow, evolving process that comes in fits and starts as the temperature gradually rises, bringing the grassland back to ...

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WOMEN AT NORLHA
People

WOMEN AT NORLHA

“A gap is forming on the Tibetan Plateau between the old life that is losing its meaning and a new one that is not yet defined... In 2004, Kim Yesh...

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LUNAR NEW YEAR
Religion and Culture

LUNAR NEW YEAR

On the Tibetan Plateau, Losar, or New Year, is the most awaited and celebrated event of the year, a time for family reunions, weddings, and new beg...

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PROSTRATING
Religion and Culture

PROSTRATING

When traveling on the Tibetan Plateau, one will often encounter groups of pilgrims clad in heavy leather aprons making the journey by prostrating, ...

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NEW YEAR MESSAGE
People

NEW YEAR MESSAGE

2023 has been a year of revival for Norlha. The aftermath of the pandemic left us rebuilding, reinventing and reflecting. Normalcy felt like a lux...

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STONE CAIRNS
Animals and Surroundings

STONE CAIRNS

The dumbom, or stone cairn, is an endemic feature of the Tibetan Plateau landscape. They appear on common ground, on the banks of lakes, hilltops, ...

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NORLHA'S 16TH ANNIVERSARY
People

NORLHA'S 16TH ANNIVERSARY

16 years ago, Norlha was taking down the tents that had been our Atelier’s first home and moving into the newly constructed workshop on the other s...

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NORLHA CHILDREN
People

NORLHA CHILDREN

In Ritoma village, most children and some young adults cannot remember Ritoma without Norlha. They grew up with their parents working in the Atelie...

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BLESSING THE LAND
Religion and Culture

BLESSING THE LAND

As humans, we like to make our mark and build on land that we consider empty. We buy it, exchange or inherit it and consider it ours. In Tibet, peo...

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LAPTSE
Religion and Culture

LAPTSE

Fluttering flags, smoke, paper effigies of the wind horse, the harbinger of good fortune, falling like snow, the sound of hoofs, and the cries of h...

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