Lhagang “Railroad” Yak Hair Blanket - Thin Stripe

Lhagang “Railroad” Yak Hair Blanket
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Handspun and woven by nomad women of the Lhagang grasslands, this blanket is made of a natural mix of yak down and guard hairs, just as it comes of the animal. The black-and-white railroad pattern is classic for this area. The weaving is done on a backstrap loom and is a tabby weave. After weaving a long strip, the pieces are sewn together by men to make a rug.

1.6 m x 2.2 m





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