July 22, 2020
Buray Silk: The Ultimate Luxury
Find the luxury of Buray Silk woven at Norbulingka Institute: a texture that merges the warmth of wool and the softness of silk! 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, common in the jungles of Assam. Popular in Bhutan and Tibet, buray was imported from Assam for centuries and traditionally used for monk shawls and the famed Tibetan men's shirt.