This Tibetan treasure chest that lies in the heart of SoHo celebrates it's mystical Himalayan culture, offering beautiful Tibetan clothing and jewelry that are both handmade and affordable. Shop owner Phelgye Kelden designs his signature pieces exclusively for the store under his eponymous label. Clothing sizes range from newborn to adult, where everything is made from 100% natural fibers. Tunics, blouses, skirts and kaftans come in lightweight cottons and silks.
Dö Kham also offers a selection of 100% cashmere pashmina scarves, hand embroidered silk shawls, all in vivid hues, as well as feminine earrings and necklaces made of sterling silver and gold vermeil with freshwater pearls and semi-precious stones. In addition to new items, they also sell antique jewelry, satchel bags and totes from Thailand. A collectors dream, the hand stitched mirror work bags are so moderately priced that anyone can experience their authenticity.
While all of Dö Kham’s clothing and jewelry are delicate and beautiful, Phelgye’s shop is best known for its traditional Tibetan Wa Sha hats. These Tibetan staples have gained Dö Kham much press and recognition throughout the years, having being recognized in a 1980's Calvin Klein advertisement shot by photographer Bruce Webber. Phelgye’s hat collection was additionally featured in the New York Times Style Makers section, as well as Elle and Mademoiselle magazines.
Dö Kham’s boutique walls are decorated with colorful cotton canvas Tanka paintings illustrating the male and female Buddhist. A religious art used as a meditation tool to help bring one further down the path to enlightenment. Each picture has been intricately hand painted using natural mineral pigments, with the finer details painted in gold and framed in hand woven silk brocade.
Enchanting sensory items and objects used in meditation and relaxation can also be found, such as hand carved Mala beads made from rosewood and precious stones. Meditation statues and symbols are featured in the shop, as well as drums, brass bells, incense, and books on Buddhism and Tibetan culture. Tibetan singing bowls come in a variety of sizes, used to create healing sounds for those seeking to balance their body and their mind through relaxation. Softly playing throughout the shop are the soulful sounds of sacred Tibetan chants available on CD for purchase.