Nomads

Nomads

Gold of the Himalayas

Streaming Video - 2011
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The Changpa people live cut off from the rest of the world on a barren, 4,000-meter-high plateau in the southeast of Ladakh, in the Kashmir Himalayas. Here, livestock must search far and wide to pry something edible from the earth. Inhospitable as it is, the region is also home to a living treasure: Changpa goats, which grow a fine wool - but only at extremely high altitudes and in bitterly cold winters. The wool is then brushed out in the early summer and sold in the capital city as the precious Pashmina, the "Gold of the Changthang." This program follows a group of Changpa nomads as they undertake another arduous trading journey - one that will make possible more beautiful cashmere textiles valued by garment manufacturers and consumers around the world.
Publisher: New York, N.Y. : Films Media Group, [2011], c2008.
Branch Call Number: E-VIDEO
Characteristics: 1 streaming video file (52 min.) : sd., col., digital file.
Alternative Title: Gold of the Himalayas

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