Tiny Nomad Baby Booties

$60
Colour: Salmon Pink
Description

100% handknitted yak wool baby booties. The first bootie, to keep baby’s feet warm. Timeless, soft and delicate.

The khullu used to make these pull-ups is an exceptionally rare fibre, as only one in every thousand yak possesses a white coat.

Sizing

Sizing: 0–3 months
Weight: 36 g

Composition & care

Composition: 100% yak khullu
Base colour: Natural Yak White Base
Care: Use a mild detergent and carefully hand-wash by submerging in cold water for 5 minutes. Rinse before gently squeezing out excess water; do not twist or wring dry. Wrap in a dry towel and compress to remove further moisture. Dry flat on a fresh towel away from direct sunlight. During the warmer months, clean and store your knitwear in a ziplock bag, preferably with moth repellent.

Garment journey

Provenance: Hand-knitted 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 beanie was made using the khullu of half a 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: Handknit
Shipping: All orders are packed with care and shipped from our atelier on the Tibetan Plateau.

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