This carpet is made from hand-spun yak wool and sheep wool yarn. It is woven in the traditional Changthang style, on a portable backstrap loom characteristic for the nomadic communities. It is a unique piece. This type of carpet is called "Tsug Den" and traditionally used as a mattress to sleep and to sit on. 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, each around 30 cms wide. After weaving, they are stitched together by hand at the back. 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. Each carpet is made to order so please allow 3-5 weeks for your carpet to be sent to you.
100% sheep wool from Ladakh
Size: 90cm x 175 cm
Weight: 4,0 kg
farming: 1 year
spinning: 7 days by team of 6 spinners
weaving: 15 days 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.