There is a lot of freedom of expression found in the traditional weaving of the Changthang nomads, especially on the carpets they make. They are used as mattresses or blankets and are rich in wool - their weight varies from 4kgs to 10kgs. The carpets are woven on a portable back strap loom - typical for the nomadic way of life.
Despite the narrow warp of around 30cms, the blankets and rugs of the Changpa can be up to 2m wide. Using a simple stitch, the panels are joined and a certain unpredictability shows in the design as the measurement is done by eye only. This makes every piece unique, stemming from the eyes and imagination of its maker.