A Himalayan yak roams the mountains of Nepal. Yak wool has been used in the Himalayan region for over a thousand years to make clothing, tents, rope, and blankets. The coat of the Yak is composed of 3 layers – the top two coarse layers are used to produce durable fabric for tents and rope. Beneath these is the soft “down” under layer that is used to create textiles of unbelievable softness and warmth. Exceptionally luxurious, supple, and durable, yak wool is as soft as cashmere and warmer than merino wool.