The Tibetan Poncho

As in the case of its South American cousin, on the Tibetan Plateau the poncho is worn for riding, for walking in the rain and braving the ever changing mountain weather. In the past, nomad ponchos were made from thick felt, and often included a head cover. They were heavy, but provided protection from rain and chill. Norlha’s ponchos are light and warm and made from our handwoven yak khullu.