Nomad Fringed Blanket

$690
Colour: Olive
Description

This intensely soft and lightweight blanket is handwoven from 100% yak khullu and features delicate fringing along its four sides. Its loose weave was developed by our master weaver using only two of the four pedals on the loom.

The khullu used to make this blanket is a rare fibre, as only one in every hundred yak possesses a grey coat.

Sizing

Size: 140 × 220 cm
Weight: Light, 530 g
Finishing: 4 sided fringe

Composition & care

- Composition: 100% yak khullu
- Base colour: Natural Yak Grey 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 7 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.

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