Bhutan, Yarn & Yathra House, Weaving
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.
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