The weaving of rugs in Tibet is a centuries-old tradition. The knotting technique is different than that of other traditions, and the wool used is that of Tibetan highland sheep. Tibet rugs are used for wall and floor coverings as well as seating. Carpets not made for home use were produced in workshops run by aristocratic families. The best examples of Tibetan rugs, prior to western influence and the conflict with China, are of those from the 19th and early 20th centuries.
We are always happy to collaborate with you on a custom carpet that meets all your specifications...and your wildest dreams! Of course, it will be woven on our very own looms with the best materials under the supervision of our experts.
Design: Art Deco Design Wool Carpet
Style: Nepalese Art Deco Wool Carpet
Material: 100% Wool
Colors: Ivory, Gray, Mocha, Silver
Size: 8'10" X 11'10"
Rug Number: 70003007
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.
Consisting of dyes found in the elevated plateau of Tibet, the colors most commonly found in Tibetan rugs are primarily blue, brown, grey, red and yellow. Motifs consist of geometric patterns and gau design, important cultural symbols for the people of Tibet. Of all the distinctive designs of Tibetan rugs, the most common design is the kanden, which measures 3×5 and is used for sleeping and sitting. Meditation rugs are a popular among Tibetan monks with individual small squares woven together, forming one rug.
Most notable for their distinctive style and local traditions, these luxury rugs remain highly desirable among the Interior Design Community, and continue to be a popular choice with designers. Tibetan hand knotted carpets, with their robust and artistic attributes, will bring your modern decor to life, and become the perfect centerpiece to your living space.