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Spring is a crucial time for nomads. Though the warming weather and the thawing ice bring a positive note, spring is also marked by herds of yak and sheep weakened and worn by the harsh plateau winter. The dris and ewes have born calves and lambs and desperately need abundant grass to feed their young. Instead, they face brown hills the color of dust, typified by nomads gazing westward, scanning the horizon for a hint of snow bearing clouds. Welcome snowfall is essential for survival; it gently graces the bare grassland with moisture that coaxes buds of grass out of the hard winter ground. Less welcome are the blizzard whose harshness strips the plateau depriving the herds even of the stringy leftovers of fall. Norlha’s Feather Song of Spring scarf is inspired by the gentle drifts of spring snow. The tie-dyed thread runs a soft and subtle pink hue down the scarf reminding one of light spring snowflakes. It takes a dyer several hours to prepare the white thread, the rarest of yak wools, for this scarf, and a weaver perfect skill to weave it. Song of Spring scarf is a commemoration to nature and the power it has over our survival.

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