The White Yak Journal RSS

Pangden Making: Celebrating Himalayan Culture

The "pangden" is the apron worn by many Tibetan and Ethnic Tibetan women on the front of their dress. Every different group has a unique design of colors and patterns for their pangdens, and an educated observer may even be able to differentiate between the various Himalayan people by recognizing the different unique patterns and coloration of pangden. Our products reflect these unique and varied colors.

Continue reading

Highest Pangdens in the World

The story behind The White Yak name comes from a story about a young man attacked by a bear and near death. The father of the dying man decided to have offer a sacrifice to try to save his son. The father's sacred animal, a white yak, was offered as a living sacrifice by sending it away into the Himalayas.

Continue reading