Sonam Wangmo is the creator of our green Kyirong pangden. She is originally from an area just inside the Tibet border but currently lives in a Tibetan community near the Nepal/Tibet border with eight other families. Throughout the world, it is estimated that there are more than one hundred thousand Tibetans living outside of their homeland. Each of them has a story to tell. Sonam’s mother taught her how to weave at sixteen, and she has been weaving for thirty years now. Weaving is her only source of income. Her loom is handcrafted, and her yarn is locally sourced.