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Yak Wool Throw

Yak Wool Throw
This beautiful, authentic yak wool and cotton blanket has been hand loomed in Kathmandu, Nepal. It is super soft and 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 or even as a large scarf. Would also make a great travel blanket.
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Dimensions: 89x196cm
Made from: Yak wool and cotton

Handmade by Sana Hastakala

Sana Hastakala has been working with artisans from all over Nepal, boosting their income through providing them with steady, fair paid work.

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Description
This beautiful, authentic yak wool and cotton blanket has been hand loomed in Kathmandu, Nepal. It is super soft and 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 or even as a large scarf. Would also make 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 thereοΏ½οΏ½οΏ½s a fresh player on the field when it comes to cosy, comfy, super premium wool οΏ½οΏ½οΏ½ 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 dοΏ½οΏ½cor. 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. TheyοΏ½οΏ½οΏ½ve 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.



Dimensions: 89x196cm
Made from: Yak wool and cotton

Producer

Sana Hastakala

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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