A collection of traditional hand knotted Tibetan rugs and carpets straight from the loom. Lovingly crafted by Tibetan refugee artisans in Nepal.
Tibetan rug or carpet weaving is a traditional craft that has long been used to adorn temple floors, pillars, beams, walls and even horse saddles. The special method of knotting is considered unique to this tradition and they are typically made from the wool of the Tibetan highland sheep called Changpel.
The most sought after Tibetan rugs usually display traditional designs related to Tigers and other sacred animals. Auspicious Symbols and Buddhist motifs are often the main theme or subject matter. These rugs also have a close association with Tantric Buddhism and can be traced back to the yogins of ancient India, where real Tiger pelts were used as meditation or yoga seats. Tiger rugs were seen as a symbol of great power and were therefore popular as seats with high Lamas, Tibetan Kings and chieftans.
Our woolen rugs closely resemble actual Tiger pelts and others are more stylised or abstract in nature. They are often very lively and imbued with their own unique character, making them highly desirable in and outside of Asia. We feel our rugs have a timeless quality and are at home in any modern living space or place of Dharma practice.