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Pangden bag – Kyirong Tote


Handmade in Nepal

‘ Pangden ‘ is an apron worn by the Tibetan and Ethnic Tibetan women on the front of their dress. These striped aprons are special and unique to the Himalayan people and are only worn by married women as a symbol of marriage.

Hand-loomed by the Himalayan mothers at their homes passing the skills to their daughters, generation after generation. The wool traditionally used in the pangdens comes from the goats herded in the Himalayas. This wool is then spun, dyed and spun for hours in the traditional wooden loom until the final length of textile is ready to make a pangden.


  • Material — eco leather (75%) and woollen pangden (25%).
  • Size — 15″H x 6″W x 15″L x 11″ base | 9″ drop. 26″L x 4/5″W shoulder strap
  • Two interior slip pockets and one zipper pocket.
  • SKU — 8720165424276

Please note: Each bag is handcrafted; leather and pangden pattern may vary slightly.

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Every Himalayan ethnic group have their unique design of colours and patterns for the pangdens with individual names in their local languages. Women wear pangden for its practical function around the house and in the fields. It provides warmth, a ready cloth for picking up hot pans from the fire or wiping clean her baby’s face, as well as a place to secure items like her sewing needle. Besides its practical functions, the pangden also reflects the beautiful aesthetics of the places these women live. The snow-white, the flowery reds and purples, the turquoise blue, and the deep tones of green, indigo, and black all provide a glimpse into the majesty of the Himalayas.

The Himalayan women show the beauty and talent of their people through the pangdens and other textiles they wear.

Together with our partner in Nepal – The White Yak, we are privileged to promote this wonderful tradition of the Himalayan culture. We hope our products and company honour these remarkable women and people.

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