Rainbow Pangden Fabric
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Customize your space with our signature Rainbow Pangden Fabric. Our fabric uses the newest eco-friendly technology to reflect the detail and uniqueness of archival textiles while having a durable surface and increased color fastness for modern living. Printed to order.
Material: 51% Linen, 49% Cotton
Made In: USA
Printed Width: 54" W
Pattern Size: 27" H x 16.3" V
Fabric Direction: Up The Roll, Vertical
Sold by the yard in continuous rolls, 3 yard minimum
Dye lots may vary. As a result, there may be slight color variations between your swatch and the final product.
All our fabrics are OEKO-TEX Standard 100 certified. This means that our fabrics have been tested and are free of over 100 harmful and environmentally damaging chemicals. Our fabrics are better for your skin and better for the environment.
A portion of this purchase gets donated to the artisans creating the heritage textiles that inspire our patterns through our Artisan Support Fund.
Dry clean or hand wash with cold water using mild detergent. Do not tumble dry. Warm iron on reverse if needed.
Yardage is made to order and ships in 3-4 weeks.
Swatches are in stock and ship in 2-5 business days.
Fabric is final sale and may not be returned or exchanged.
This fabric is based on a handwoven piece made from pure Tibetan sheep's wool to produce a fabric called Sherma. Sherma is one of the finest woven textiles made in Tibet. This super-thin wool takes much longer to spin than other, thicker wools, and is one of the thinnest wools that can be created on a loom. After spinning, the wool is dyed using natural plant-based dyes and then woven into strips. The strips are stitched together to form the traditional Tibetan apron called pangden. These aprons are characterized by a three panel, multi-colored stripe design.
The pangden communicates two aspects of a Tibetan woman's identity. Traditionally, only married women wore aprons, so the apron generally serves as a mark of marital status. Second, the stripe patterns and colors are unique to different regions of Tibet, thus revealing the woman's origin. This pangden is from the Panam County of the Shegatse Region in the southwestern part of Tibet.