Feather Dragon Scarf
This scarf is made from a fine yak khullu and silk blend that gives the fabric a naturally crinkled texture. Tie-dyed and handwoven in a striped blue and grey design from six different threads, each scarf is subtly different. The labour-intensive process of dyeing these various threads requires immense concentration and patience. The scarf is finished with a cascade of long fringing along its edges.
WORDS FROM THE WEAVER
‘My mind can wander when my fingers work the silk yarn, untangling each strand from the rest. The silk slithers gently against my fingers while the yak twists and curls up. From over ten years of working these yarns, I am familiar with their behaviour and feel gratified each time I overcome a challenging knot.’ – Rinchen Kyi
50% yak khullu, 50% silk
- Size: 50 × 200 cm
- Weight:70 g
- Finishing: 10 cm raw fringes
- Composition: 50% Yak Khullu ,50% Silk
- Base colour: Natural Grey Base for Earth Tones Scarf and Natural Grey & White Base for Water Tones Scarf
- 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 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 scarf was made using the khullu of 1 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 12 artisans handmade this scarf at Norlha Atelier. During its production, it went through 14 highly specialised processes.
- Shipping: All orders are packed with care and shipped from our atelier on the Tibetan Plateau.