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Nettle Woven Throw Blanket

Nettle Woven Throw Blanket

Wangchuk Lhamo

Regular price $450.00 USD
Regular price $650.00 USD Sale price $450.00 USD
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  • Made in Thimphu, Bhutan
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Style meets the utmost sustainability with our Bhutanese throw blankets. The artisan ensures zero waste in her process, with some foraged materials, while others she grows herself. Everything, including the dyes are 100% natural. Your purchase supports artisans who uphold their local traditions and generations of weaving practices.

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

50% Zangru nettle and 50% local wool blend throw in natural dyed yellow from onion skins

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