Looking Back on 2019
Clothing

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
Clothing

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
Ritoma

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
Animals and Surroundings

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
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
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
Animals and Surroundings

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
Clothing

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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Wedding on the Pasture
Ritoma

Wedding on the Pasture

In mid-August, Norden Camp hosted its first wedding, that of our friends Lili Liu and Blake Civiello. More than friends, really, Lili is a Memb...

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The Ngaring
Religion and Culture

The Ngaring

Each year on a summer day, all the people in the village, dressed in the best, make their way to the monastery and stand outside the main hall ...

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NORLHA'S TOYS
Clothing

NORLHA'S TOYS

With all the animal life around us, it was difficult to resist replicating it in our raw materials. Our first toys were a byproduct, made from ...

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