Handspun Newborn Blanket

$750
Color: Yellow and White
Description

This luxurious baby blanket is handspun and handwoven from 100% yak khullu. It is exceptionally light and delicately soft, offering soothing warmth for newborns. It takes a Norlha artisan 10 days to spin enough thread for one blanket. The weave combines natural white khullu with a dyed thread to create a subtle interplay of shades.

The khullu used to make this blanket is an exceptionally rare fibre, as only one in every thousand yak possesses a white coat.

Sizing

Size: 90 × 110 cm
Weight: Light, 210 g
Finishing: 1 cm fringe on two sides

Composition & care

- Composition: 100% yak khullu
- Base colour: Natural Yak White Base
- Care: Use a mild detergent or regular shampoo and carefully hand-wash by submerging in cold water for 10–15 minutes. Alternatively, 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.

Garment journey

- 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 blanket was made using the khullu of 3 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 & Hand Spun
- 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.

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