Khata (or scarf of blessings), an article considered indispensable in Thibet, because it bestows upon the individual who possesses it many blessings from above. It is a piece of silk, nearly as fine as gauze, and of sopale a blue as to be nearly white. It is about three times as long as it is broad, and the two ends are usually fringed. They are of all sizes and prices, for a Khata. is an article which neither rich nor poor can dispense with, and they are used on all imaginable occasions. See Hue, Travels in Tartary, Thibet, and China.