Rainbow Pangden Fabric
Printed Width: 54"W
Pattern size: 27"W x 32.5"H
Fabric Direction: Up the roll
46% Linen, 46% Cotton, 8% Polyamide
Fabric is sold in full-yard increments
Dye lots may vary. As a result, there may be slight color variations between your swatch and the final product
7.5" x 7.5" swatch available.
A portion of the proceeds from the sale of this fabric supports our artisan partners.
Fabric by the yard is printed to order, with a minimum order of 3 yards.
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Fabric by the yard is final sale and may not be returned or exchanged.
This fabric is based on a handwoven piece made from pure Tibetan sheep's wool to produce a fabric called Sherma. Sherma is one of the finest woven textiles made in Tibet. This super-thin wool takes much longer to spin than other, thicker wools, and is one of the thinnest wools that can be created on a loom. After spinning, the wool is dyed using natural plant-based dyes and then woven into strips. The strips are stitched together to form the traditional Tibetan apron called pangden. These aprons are characterized by a three panel, multi-colored stripe design.
The pangden communicates two aspects of a Tibetan woman's identity. Traditionally, only married women wore aprons, so the apron generally serves as a mark of marital status. Second, the stripe patterns and colors are unique to different regions of Tibet, thus revealing the woman's origin. This pangden is from the Panam County of the Shegatse Region in the southwestern part of Tibet.