This colourful face mask has been handwoven in Bhutan by experienced weavers in the Atelier of Kelzang Textiles, using traditional techniques. The colourful details are made from wild silk called Burra in Bhutanese being woven on a vanilla coloured cotton.
The geometric pattern called “nangong khorlo” is a traditionnal bhutanese symbol often found on the national attires, it represents the wild flowers of Bhutan. with “Phun” and Nanong pattern
Breathable, soft and lightweight, this facemark is comfortable to wear. Pleated and reusable, its double layer of cotton fabric makes it compliant with health regulations.
Naturally dyed wild silk from Bhutan
Cotton from Bhutan
Bhutan has also had a long history of using vegetable dyes and ild silk produced by giant silkworm moths.
Hand wash or wash in delicate cycle with neutral soap, then hang or lay flat to dry. Iron, steam or dry with low heat. Do NOT bleach.
About the producer:
Kelzang handicraft produce exquisite Bhutanese textiles & crafts since 1995.
Kelzang Wangmo aka Jambay, the founder is from Khoma village in Lhuntse which is famed for the exquisite -Kishutharas- the “skirt” part of the traditional attire.
She was only ten when she started weaving in her village. At 16 she moved to Thimphu with her family, and started weaving and selling Kiras and Ghos with her two sisters
Nowadays Jambay designs most of the textiles at her shop and has women weaving for her in Thimphu as well as in Lhuntse. She has won several awards for their designs from the Royal Textile Academy