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The Unique Carpets from the Changthang Plateau in Ladakh

Today I’d like to tell you more about the carpets from the region of Changthang. Since last year we are working on these carpets and are including them in our home textiles. In the local language they are called “Tsug Den”. Its name is made of the words Tsug (from tsug-ches: putting something on the ground) and den (mattress). A Tsug Den on the ground in the tent of nomad of Kharnak. At the back, hanging down is a Tsug Dul, a blanket. The classic size is 90cm x 175cm, however this can vary and one can find Tsug Dens in many sizes depending on the use. The remarkable thing about these carpets is that they consist of panels which...

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Our new color palette from Assam

Shades of red, blue, yellow - it's been quite a discovery this summer in Assam! From around 5 shades of last year and this summer we went up to 28 this August which is a big step for us. We would like to show you those colors and we are always happy to hear your feedback.  The main dyes we have used are (in order from light to dark)  Tea, Teak, Onion, Jackfruit, Turmeric, Madder, Indian Madder (Manjistha), Lac, Indigo.  Different kinds of mordants / dye modifiers we used are alum, myrobalan and iron.  Nice surprises we had were definitely the coral and salmon shades from madder and manjistha, the variety of onion shades, the beautiful Assamese indigo and chai...

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