Tibetan rugs have been traditionally made from Tibetan highland sheep wool, woven with a different knotting method than those that are commonly utilized in other regions. Master weavers would utilize raw materials from their local environments, yielding the highest quality fibers, which produced the highest quality rugs from that time period. Rich in lanolin, Tibetan wool is one of the softest textures you will encounter.
Tibetan rugs are prized for their high artistic value, extraordinary craftsmanship and stunning use of symbolic iconography. The carpet weaving industry of Tibet has long been established with a unique, artistic weaving culture that relies heavily on religious symbolism influenced by Chinese designs. Weavers developed a graceful, fluid style and a strong language of decorative symbols. Stylized dragons, fierce tigers, and mythical snow lions are featured prominently alongside celestial clouds, lotus blossoms and Buddhist motifs.