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Pherri Carpet Sheep Wool
Pherri Carpet Sheep Wool
Pherri Carpet Sheep Wool
Pherri Carpet Sheep Wool

Pherri Carpet Sheep Wool


pherri (Ladakhi) - name for this heritage textile

This carpet is made from hand-spun sheep wool yarn. It is woven in the traditional Changthang style, on a portable backstrap loom characteristic for the nomadic communities. This type of carpet is called "Pherri" and traditionally used as a blanket. It is a flat weave and approximately 7mm thick. The carpet consists of 8 panels. After weaving, they are stitched together. The yarn is a blend of different shades of sheep wool and each piece will be unique. 
It is spun and woven by our team of settled nomads close to the city of Leh.
Additional information about the weaving and the tradition here.
Our carpets are made to order so please allow 4-6 weeks for your carpet to be sent to you. 
      • 100% sheep wool from Ladakh
      • Size: 210cm x 280cm
      • Weight: 7,0 kg
      • weft: 100% hand-spun sheep wool, warp: 100% hand-spun sheep wool
      • farming: 1 year 
      • spinning: 5 days by team of 6 spinners
      • weaving: 1 month by 1 weaver
Please note: This carpet is entirely made by hand. Irregularities in thickness of yarn are characteristic to the craft of handspinning. Sometimes, the width in panels varies slightly.