Dral-den (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 "Dral Den" and traditionally used as a thin mattress in the yak hair tent. It is a flat weave and approximately 4mm thick. The carpet consists of 3 panels. After weaving, they are stitched together. The carpet is 60cm x 250cm, so a nice size for a runner. 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 2-4 weeks for your carpet to be sent to you.