Tibet Yak & Tibet Girl
Yaks (ships of the snow mountain) are large, long-haired, horned mammals that live in mountainous Tibet. These sure-footed cattle were domesticated thousands of years ago by people in Asia. Yaks can climb up to 20,000 feet above sea level. The yak measures from 3 to 6 feet tall at the shoulder and weighs from 400 to 1,800 pounds. Both males and females have horns. They have a life span of about 20 years in captivity. Tibet people are totally dependent on their yak herd to support their livelihood. They use all of the yak including the horns. They also burn the dung for fuel. They are still used for beasts of burden in areas where trucks aren't practical.
The Tibet people have a strong relationship with the Yak. Drinking the milk, riding, and working together, using its hair to make clothing and bags, and eventually, using it for food. Every part of the Yak is used including the skin which is worked by hand to make fine wallets, hats and bracelets.
Since each yak is unique, the color, pattern or shape of each product may be different from the product photos.