Handspun Yak by Shangdrok

$40.00

Handspun Yak by Shangdrok

$40.00

These thick yarns are the coziest for all your winter projects! Choose a color to view the specs of each yarn.

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About this collaboration

Shangdrok’s yak wool yarn is spun by artisans in Tibet. Shangdrok aims to support the preservation of the knowledge, skill, and tradition of Tibetan craft and to create work opportunities for artisans in the region. April Tang, co-founder of Shangdrok, visited Tibet for the first time seventeen years ago and founded Shangdrok with her partner in 2015. At Shangdrok, artisans create beautiful and unique handmade products from yak yarn and felt. Formerly nomads, the artisans all stopped raising yak and sheep for a variety of reasons before beginning to work at Shangdrok. The materials and products tell stories of the nomadic communities who have fostered these skills over generations. Spinning the yarn and practicing these techniques continues these stories, ensuring they will live into the future.

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