Religion and Culture

YETIS

YETIS
Religion and Culture

YETIS

Tibetan folk literature is full of monsters, and many are friendly.  Yetis are well known on the Tibetan Plateau but unlike wolves  and the legends...

Read more
HOME SERIES x RYAN & JON
Home

HOME SERIES x RYAN & JON

The LA home of Ryan James Caruthers and Jon Anthony — Photography by Ryan James Caruthers  Home is a word with many meanings — a place to re...

Read more
DUKAR DOLMA PRAYERS
Religion and Culture

DUKAR DOLMA PRAYERS

Dukar, also known as Sitatapatra in Sanskrit is a female deity with a white body, a slightly wrathful expression and an eye in the palm of each han...

Read more
THE SYMBOLISM OF THE NAGA
Religion and Culture

THE SYMBOLISM OF THE NAGA

How the community remains rooted in the land The Norlha community is directly issued from the pastoral background they were born into and are eith...

Read more
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 ...

Read more
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 ...

Read more
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...

Read more
MONLAM CHENMO
Religion and Culture

MONLAM CHENMO

The Great Prayer Festival, or Monlam Chenmo, was established by Je-Rinpoche, or Tsong Khapa, in Lhasa in 1409. The timing, the first two weeks of ...

Read more
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...

Read more
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, ...

Read more
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...

Read more
CURATED NEWS DECEMBER 2023
Curated News

CURATED NEWS DECEMBER 2023

Curated news is a bi-monthly newsletter showcasing ideas, initiatives and practices from around the world and here in Ritoma.  Bringing insight, co...

Read more