In cooperation with Khampa Nomad Arts, Dhartsedo showcases the unique tailoring, artistry and crafts of Khampa Tibet and Southwest China. On this page we feature high quality handmade pieces of wearable art.
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This is a typical Tibetan monks’ jacket in a strong burgundy brocade with magenta lining. This jacket was made by a rural tailor named Pema in a village in Garze county.
MEN'S BROCADE JACKET
This side-fastening brocade-edged jacket is the signature garment of the ’Khampa Hanzi’, the dashing and fearless menfolk of Kham, the easternmost of Tibet’s traditional three provinces. This garment has extra long sleeves to create an exaggerated silhouette on horseback and to do away with the need for hand gloves in cold weather. This jacket was made by a tailor named Rinchen from Dhartsedo (Kangding).
MEN'S BROCADE VEST
This dashing style of vest is often worn beneath heavy robes which are knotted at the hips. It was made by a tailor named Rinchen from Dhartsedo.
SHEEPSKIN VEST (BROWN)
This warm vest is made of fine quality Indian brocade and lined with soft sheepskin from the remote Tibetan settlement of Zachika.
MEN'S WOOLEN JACKET (CUT OUT)
This jacket was made by a nomadic tailor/artisan named Tseren Wengjia from the Tibetan town of Dranggu. The main fabric is a wool felt imported from central Tibet and the swirling felt cut-out designs are a technique Tseren learned from his father.
MEN'S WOOLEN JACKET (SPUN)
This jacket was made by a disabled tailor from the the Tibetan town of Dranggu. The main woolen fabric was spun, woven and washed by a retired herdswoman using the wool collected from her own sheep. It was woven on a simple wooden loom. The edging – a coarse woolen fabric called ‘chuk’ – is imported from central Tibet and features auspicious symbols and patterns.
WOOLEN CAPE (NATURAL & NAVY)