With a structural welt seam lining the back of the shoulders and arms, this shawl is refined and luxurious. The hand-stitched welt turnover continues around the shawl edge, while the cut is cropped for versatile, easy wear.
The khullu used to make this Navy shawl comes from brown-haired yak.
The khullu used to make both the Burgundy shawl and the Natural Grey shawl is a rare fibre, as only one in every hundred yak possesses a grey coat.
- Composition: 100% yak khullu
Base Colour:- Base Colour: Dark Brown base for Navy, Natural Grey Base for Burgundy and Natural Grey.- 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 scarf 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.
- 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 shawl was made using the khullu of 9 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: Handwoven and Hand sewn
- Artisans & Processes: A team of 17 artisans handmade this scarf at Norlha Atelier. During its production, it went through 15 highly specialised processes.
- Shipping: All orders are packed with care and shipped from our atelier on the Tibetan Plateau.