Yaka is a blanket from the French brand Brun de Vian-Tiran and is made from 95% Yak and 5% Chinese cashmere.
The Yak is the Asian member of the Bovidae family (the cloven-hoofed) and lives in the foothills of the Himalayas at an altitude of approximately 4,000 metres, in Central Asia, Mongolia, Kyrgystan and Tajikistan. It is bred as pack animal and for its meat and milk. It is a placid and docile, easy animal. This is how we obtain the fleece through moulting: the fleece only needs to be picked up. The yak fur products from Brun de Vian-Trian are exclusively available in natural brown shades: exotic
The cashmere goat has one of the finest and best-known fleeces. Already at the beginning of the 19th century the "Société Royale et Centrale d'Agriculture" acknowledged the identity of this breed, also referred to as ‘down goat’ or ‘Tibetan goat’. Throughout Asia, from the Wolga to beyond Gartrop, at the Kirgiz and with the Calmoecks and finally in all countries where the lama religion reigned, this goat lives. The name of the Kashmir province in India. The cashmere goats are predominantly bred in Iran and in Central Asia: China (Xingjian, Tibet), Mongolia. They live at high altitude between 4,000 to 6,000 metres. Under their coarse fleece a protective layer of extremely fine downy hair grows. Brun de Vian-Tiran selects that for the production of its blankets, plaids and duvets due to its lightness and its extreme softness.
Chinese cashmere wool is considered the finest in the world. The average diameter of the fibres of the downy hair is 15 microns. Brun de Vian-Tiran treats the Chinese cashmere wool in the natural colour Chamois (pale yellow), white and grey, sometimes combined with the finest merino lambswool: Extremely soft.
The weight of the blanket is 350 grams/m2.
The blanket is available in two finishings: with a cotton band or a merino wool band.
The shawl and the echarpe have a weight of 270 gr / m2.