Magick and Symbolism of Yak

Magick: Yak is an enduring symbol of brawn, strength, willpower, and progress. According to Tibetan Buddhism, a yak’s head, eyes, intestines, hair, hoofs and heart were transformed into the sun, moon, stars, rivers, lakes, forests and mountains. Yak bones represent its spirit and are a symbol of purity, strength and courage.

The yak spirit animal has been significant in many ancient cultures part. They believed that animals have a closer connection to the spiritual world. With them in our life, we can learn important lessons for our future. The yak spirit animal comes into your life to help you make more meaning to various life experiences.

This spirit animal tells you to value of the relationship. The spirit animal helps the Tibetan to survive in the cold. If yak is your spirit animal, you should engage in a healthy relationship. The yaks could cross the mountains while bearing loads. That is why they are a symbol of the psychic and spiritual straight but also movement and progress.

The Yak is a mammoth bovine with an exuberant coat, adapted to survive the harsh climates of the high mountains. The Yak lives up to 6,000 meters of altitude between Mongolia, the plateau of Tibet, the Pamir and the foothills of the Himalayas. Yak specimens residing at high altitudes develop a very thick coat, so long that it often touches the ground. Their coat is characterized by long hair on the back and a thick, soft down underneath. The livery varies from black to dark brown with lighter and sometimes whitish shades near the muzzle. The adult males reach 800 kg in weight, have long and powerful horns, and show off a brown or dark coat; the adult females weigh around 300 kg, are equipped with minute horns in harmony with the size, and have a coat similar in color to that of the males. The young, both male and female, are distinguished by their pale and slightly shaggy coat, as well as by their slender horns.

Yaks are protected, guarded and considered sacred by indigenous peoples. The shepherds look after the yaks and use their milk for sustenance and their hair for the production of wool, which contributes significantly to supporting the family economy. At the end of the harsh winters, the yaks are subjected to the annual combing of the coat: a soft and precious fleece is obtained from the belly and the lower part of the bovine, which can be spun up to a fineness of 12-16 microns, similar or smaller calibers even to cashmere. The precious Yak yarn is among the lightest and softest of animal origin and is undoubtedly an excellent ecological and sustainable alternative. Each adult Yak produces on average less than 1 kg of undercoat per year, while a few hundred grams are obtained from the young.

The value, the merits of the fiber and the methods of collecting the hair, which do not cause any damage or torment to the Yak, thrilled us and prompted us to add the Yak to our collection of fibers. We purchase the Yak staple directly from its places of origin, more precisely from distant Mongolia, and we carefully spin it in Italy, pure and blended with various natural yarns such as hemp or bamboo, to then distribute a woven product in the natural colors of the Yak.