Ama Dablam is a Himalayan mountain, the height of the main peak is 6,812m. Ama Dablam means “Mother’s Necklace” – the long ridges on each side are like the arms of a mother protecting her child and the hanging glacier is thought of as the Dablam, the traditional pendant worn by Sherpa women.
Cashmere production skills are passed from generation to generation in Nepal, where the goats are combed by hand every Spring. There are shepherds, wool spinners, wool dyers, loom weavers, and the families that support them.
Our cashmere comes from Chandrakala Sapkota, a friend we made during our trip in 2015. Her family has a small factory where the conditions for all of the villagers involved in the process are excellent, and also a shop in Thamel where they stock their own products.
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