Ladakhi Animal Dolls


Ladakhi animals are like those found in Central Asia and the Tibetan Plateau, including yaks, dzos (a yak-cattle hybrid), double-humped Bactracian camels (remnants of the Silk Route trade), donkeys, horses, marmots, Tibetan wolves, Black-necked Crane, striped Hoopoe birds and the elusive snow leopard.

Artisans of the Ladakh Rural Women’s Enterprise are trained in creating Ladakhi animal dolls from local sheep and yak wools. A small doll requires a minimum of one day to create, the larger dolls up to a week. They make excellent souvenirs!

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