Tibetan Religion and Culture

On the Tibetan Moon & Dreaming

On the Tibetan Moon & Dreaming
Tibetan Religion and Culture

On the Tibetan Moon & Dreaming

When we look up at the moon, we can think of loved ones near or far seeing the same moon, its soft glow, a unifying factor. These days, it is n...

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London Craft Week
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London Craft Week

We are honoured to be joining London Craft Week as part of their International offering. London Craft Week tells the stories behind some of the...

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Celebrating Women's Day
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Celebrating Women's Day

Women’s day… a day for reflection on the role, status and achievements of women in our world. Though Tibetan nomadic society is mostly patriarc...

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Looking Back on 2019
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Looking Back on 2019

Another year draws to a close, marking our 12th year in Ritoma Village, a nomadic settlement in the Amdo region of the Tibetan Plateau. We ente...

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The Chuba
Tibetan Religion and Culture

The Chuba

This winter, our wear collection features styles inspired from the chuba, the Tibetan universal dress. This unisex garment, found all over the ...

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Celebrating 12 years
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Celebrating 12 years

On November 12th, Norlha celebrates its 12 years of existence. Twelve years ago, on a chilly autumn day in 2007, we moved 100 meters from our t...

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Preparing for Winter
Natural Surroundings and Seasons

Preparing for Winter

When the fall pasture begins to deplete, it is time to bring the animals into winter mode. The oats, the animal’s winter feed are ripe for harv...

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Wind Horse
Tibetan Religion and Culture

Wind Horse

Steeped in ancient, pre Buddhist times, the wind horse is the bearer of good fortune. Depicted running and bearing the flaming jewel that fulfi...

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A Visit to Labrang
Tibetan Religion and Culture

A Visit to Labrang

80 km from the Norlha workshop is the town of Labrang, or Serchu, dominated by Labrang Tashikyil Monastery, a sprawling complex the size of a s...

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Autumn is here
Natural Surroundings and Seasons

Autumn is here

Autumn turns the pasture from green to rust, bushes to reds and pinks, creating a riot of new colors against an intensely blue sky. Berries app...

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The Norbu Scarf
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The Norbu Scarf

Sheep dominate the landscape in Northeastern Tibet, and more particularly in Ritoma where they form white dots on the hills that surround the v...

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