Allo Nettle Natural Fibre

The most unusual textiles in the middle mountains are those made from the Himalayan mountain nettle, Girardinia diversifolia (allo). The bark of the stem contains fibres which have unique qualities, strength, smoothness and if appropriately treated silk like luster and lightness. The fibres of this plant have been extracted, spun and woven for centuries by Magar, Tamang and Gurung.

Allo Nettle Natural Fibre

Allo Nettle Natural Fibre

YOUR PURCHASE WILL HELP TO KEEP THIS TRADITIONAL TECHNIQUE ALIVE AND ENABLE THESE WOMEN TO MAINTAIN A SUSTAINABLE LIVELIHOOD.