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Dral Den Carpet Runner
Dral Den Carpet Runner
Dral Den Carpet Runner
Dral Den Carpet Runner

Dral Den Carpet Runner

€250.00

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. 
 

      • 100% sheep wool from Ladakh
      • Size: 60cm x 250cm
      • Weight: 1,5 kg
      • weft: 100% handspun sheep wool, warp: 100% handspun sheep wool
      • farming: 1 year 
      • spinning: 2 days by team of 6 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.