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Tsug Den Carpet Chonzom
Tsug Den Carpet Chonzom
Tsug Den Carpet Chonzom
Tsug Den Carpet Chonzom

Tsug Den Carpet Chonzom


Chonzom - weaver of this carpet

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 "Tsug Den" and traditionally used as a mattress.  The weft is looped around a metal stick and then cut with a blade. It has a soft, yet solid feeling of a carpet, just like a mattress. The carpet  consists of 3 panels. After weaving, they are stitched together.
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: 75cm x 200cm
      • Weight: 3,5 kg
      • weft: 100% handspun sheep wool, warp: 100% handspun sheep wool
      • farming: 1 year 
      • spinning: 3 days by team of 3 spinners
      • weaving: 1 week 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.