Our orange Yathra Handwoven Wool backpack is a perfect blend of traditional craft and modern texture. This one-of-a-kind piece is made on traditional pedal looms and hand-stitched by the skilled artisans of Kelzang Textile. This fine woolen backpack with a simple and elegant motif makes an ideal fit for weekend getaways, college, and outdoor activities, allowing you to carry your daily essentials. It also makes a thoughtful gift that’s sure to impress.
Yathra is a thick and unique textile woven with wool produced from sheep. It is known to be a special weave from the Chummey Valley, Bumthang. It is the main income source for women in this beautiful valley of eastern Bhutan.
Materials: Handwoven Wool from Bhutan
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.
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