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Bhutanese Yak Wool Woven Throw Blanket

Bhutanese Yak Wool Woven Throw Blanket

Made by Wangchuk Lhamo

Regular price $800.00 USD
Regular price $880.00 USD Sale price $800.00 USD
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  • Made in Thimphu, Bhutan
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Get cozy with this striking throw blanket that brings together a beautifully simple style, comfort, and sustainability. The artisan uses indigo as her natural dye with all locally sourced materials from her hometown in Bhutan. She ensures zero waste in her process, bringing ancient weaving traditions into the modern home.

About the Artisan

Wangchuk Lhamo is a third-generation weaver in the valley of Thimphu, Bhutan.

She preserves weaving traditions with a focus on sustainable practices, starting from intentional material sourcing that ensures the plants--such as handspun nettle, locally grown cotton, and eri silk--will produce next year. After using homegrown natural dyes with a traditional fermentation process called bangtshoe, the yarn is handspun on a pangtha loom, one of the oldest looms used in Bhutan. Through careful measurements, no yarn is wasted in production, and the natural dyes become organic fertilizer in her family's kitchen garden.

The painstaking process to ensure zero waste reflects an important pillar of a Bhutanese Buddhist value: The interdependence of all things, and that conservation of nature is a necessity for maintaining this balance not only for nature’s sake, but also for human health.

Care Instructions

Dry clean recommended. If washing yourself, machine wash cold on a low cycle. Do not bleach and do not tumble dry. Iron with low to medium heat.

Materials

Blend of yak wool and indigo dyed cotton woven on a traditional back-strap loom

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