Felted Prince Scarf
This delicately textured double-sided scarf is made from repurposed handwoven fabrics from Norlha Atelier. To create this scarf, our artisans felt a basket woven yak khullu and silk-blend fabric onto a 100% natural grey yak khullu fibre, a technique only possible in hand-crafted items. The natural base fibre of this scarf comes from grey and white-haired yak. Rarer than the common brown yak, only one in every hundred animals have paler grey wool, and only one in every thousand possess a white coat.
The natural base fibre of this scarf comes from grey and white-haired yak. Rarer than the common brown yak, only one in every hundred animals have paler grey wool, and only one in every thousand possess a white coat.
This piece is part of a limited-edition collection of scarves and blankets created to celebrate Norlha’s 14thanniversary. Reflecting our commitment to mindful manufacturing, the pieces in this collection are made using recycled wool, yarn and fabric from our atelier.
Size: 35 × 180 cm
Weight: Light, 120 g
Finishing: 2 cm hand knotted fringe
- Composition: 85% yak khullu, 15% silk
- Base colour: Natural Grey Base- 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 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 2 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
- Artisans & Processes: A team of 15 artisans handmade this blanket at Norlha Atelier. During its production, it went through 13 highly specialised processes.
- Shipping: All orders are packed with care and shipped from our atelier on the Tibetan Plateau.