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100% Buray silk handwoven, dyed, and finished in Norbulingka workshops.

Known as bu-ray (insect cloth) in Bhutan and Tibet and as Endi in India, this rugged wild silk fabric is made from the pierced cocoon of the Attacus Ricini moth whose larvae feed on the leaves of the castor oil tree, in the jungles of Assam. Popular in Bhutan and Tibet, buray was imported from Assam for centuries and traditionally used for monk’s shawls and the famed Tibetan shirt. Because the silk is harvested after the worm has emerged, it is considered a ‘non violent’ silk. 

Buray combines the warmth of wool and the softness of silk. An everlasting fabric, it ages with grace and comfort, developing a sheen and supple drape that molds to the body.

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Sold outWool Scarf Light - Sky BlueWool Scarf Light - Sky Blue
Wool Scarf Light - Sky Blue Sale price$50 USD
Sold outWool Scarf Light - SalmonWool Scarf Light - Salmon
Wool Scarf Light - Salmon Sale price$50 USD
Buray Shawl in Monk RedBuray Shawl in Monk Red
Buray Shawl in Monk Red Sale price$120 USD
Sold outBuray Shawl, Ember OrangeBuray Shawl, Ember Orange
Buray Shawl, Ember Orange Sale price$110 USD
Buray Shawl in Natural WhiteBuray Shawl in Natural White
Buray Shawl in Natural White Sale price$120 USD
Buray Shawl in Mustard YellowBuray Shawl in Mustard Yellow
Sold outWool Scarf Light - Wine RedWool Scarf Light - Wine Red
Wool Scarf Light - Wine Red Sale price$50 USD
Wool Scarf Light - Mint GreenWool Scarf Light - Mint Green
Buray Shawl, Chocolate BrownBuray Shawl, Chocolate Brown
Buray Shawl, Chocolate Brown Sale price$110 USD
Wool Scarf Light - PeachWool Scarf Light - Peach
Wool Scarf Light - Peach Sale price$50 USD
Sold outWool Scarf Herringbone - MaroonWool Scarf Herringbone - Maroon
Sold outWool Scarf Herringbone - PurpleWool Scarf Herringbone - Purple