Village Lake Blanket
This delicately textured, lightweight blanket is handwoven from a yak khullu and silk blend. Its distinctive design features an alternating array of blue shades, which are divided by handspun yarns in the weft. Playfully irregular fringing runs along one side, while cropped fringing runs along its top and bottom edges.
The khullu used to make this blanket is a mix of two natural base colours, white and grey.
Size: 140 × 220 cm
Weight: Light, 530 g
Finishing: 3 cm fringe on both sides
- Composition: 85% yak khullu,15% silk
- Base colour: Natural Yak White and Natural Yak Grey Base0 Care: Use a mild detergent or regular shampoo and carefully hand-wash by submerging in cold water for 10–15 minutes. Alternatively, dry clean or machine wash using the cold, delicate setting. Dry flat or on a clothesline away from direct sunlight; do not wring dry or tumble dry. To keep the fibre in optimal condition, gently steam iron. During the warmer months, clean and store your blanket in a ziplock bag, preferably with moth repellent.
- Provenance: Handwoven at Norlha Atelier on the Tibetan Plateau using yak khullu sourced from local nomad cooperatives and responsibly sourced silk from Zhejiang
- Base colour: Yaks typically have a dark brown coat, but they can also be found in grey and, very rarely, in golden brown and white. Our artisans work with all four yak wool shades, which are either left in their natural state, combined to create different tones, or dyed.
- Yak khullu: This blanket was made using the khullu of 6 yak. Khullu is the ultra-fine, downy undercoat that keeps yak insulated during harsh Tibetan winters. Each summer, the yak naturally shed this down, which is then carefully collected by hand.
- Technique: Hand Woven
- Artisans & Processes: A team of 14 artisans handmade this blanket at Norlha Atelier. During its production, it went through 12 highly specialised processes.
- Shipping: All orders are packed with care and shipped from our atelier on the Tibetan Plateau.