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This beautiful, authentic yak wool and cotton blanket has been hand loomed in Kathmandu, Nepal. It is light weight but traps the warmth incredibly well, giving you the best of both worlds. It can be used as a throw blanket on the couch or bed and also makes a great travel blanket.
Alpacas and merino sheep are known for the extremely high quality wool that they produce and the beautiful and luxurious blankets that they can create, but thereŒøŒè¬ΩŒøŒè¬ΩŒøŒè¬Ωs a fresh player on the field when it comes to cosy, comfy, super premium wool ŒøŒè¬ΩŒøŒè¬ΩŒøŒè¬Ω the yak! Living mostly in the Himalayas and other parts of central Asia, yaks have shaggy, long coats with a warm woollen undercoat that serves to keep them warm in their native mountainous regions. This undercoat is used to weave versatile textiles, perfectly suitable for throws, bedspreads, and scarves, and can be dyed to suit any dŒøŒè¬ΩŒøŒè¬Ωcor. For this season we have brought in two yak throws in a couple of generous sizes and warm, modern colours. These products were brought to us by Sana Hastakala, based in Kathmandu. Three years on from the massive earthquake the country suffered in 2015, Sana Hastakala is thriving, building itself back up from the shock and horror of the disaster. TheyŒøŒè¬ΩŒøŒè¬ΩŒøŒè¬Ωve continued supporting their artisans and have managed to return to as close as can be to business-as-usual, bringing new products to market and offering excellent quality goods.
Made from: Yak wool and cotton
Sana Hastakala – means "small handicrafts" in Nepali – has been working with artisans from all over Nepal, boosting their income through providing them with steady, fair paid work since 1989. The non-profit organisation helps to revive and preserve traditional handicraft techniques. The organisation is especially aimed at empowering women from mountain areas, who lack economic independence and access to health care and education. Any profits generated from sales are used to provide the artisans with financial assistance.
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