12 DAYS OF CHRISTMAS: YARN & YATHRA HOUSEby Blog Editor, Selvedge
Yarn & Yathra House weave their homewares and clothing collections from Yathra, a thick hand-woven wool with intricate traditional Bhutanese designs. This fabric emerged in response to the harsh cold of the long winter in an area of the country known as Bumthang, or the Bumthang Valley. People from this region used fleece from sheep, yaks and goats to create a thick piece of cloth to shelter themselves from the cold.
Gradually people from all over Bhutan started using Yathra pieces for other things; as presents during special occasions or stitched into clothes to wear during dances at celebrations. In this way, Yathra has found a place as part of Bhutan's culture and economy.
Lucky signs believed to bring good luck and prosperity in Bhutan have been incorporated into this Phag rug. Woven using AZO free wool on hand loom, the rug can be machine washed and hand washed, using cold water. Materials: 95% wool and 5% cotton.
"The design of this rug incorporates lucky signs and colours of rainbow which are believed to bring good luck and prosperity. In Bhutan we believe that the rainbow is the highest state of pure light one can attain through meditation in the realm of samsara. The rug vibrates with positive energy and will shield the owner and their family from negative forces."
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