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Tsug Den Mini Tso Kar
Tsug Den Mini Tso Kar

Tsug Den Mini Tso Kar

This small carpet is designed by our weaver Padma Angmo. It depicts the place she grew up in the nomadic community of Rupshu. The carpet shows the big salt lake called Tso Kar as well as the animal pens and houses.  It 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. It is dyed with indigo, marigold and willow tree skin. 
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. This is a smaller variety, like a mat. It is great to use as a bedside rug, for smaller rooms, as a wall hanging or a meditation carpet.
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.
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.
      • 100% sheep wool from Ladakh
      • Size: 40cm x 60 cm
      • Weight: 0,5 kg
      • naturally dyed with marigold, indigo and willow skins 
      • weft: 100% sheep wool, warp: 100% sheep wool
      • farming: 1 year 
      • spinning: 3 days by one spinner
      • weaving: 1 day by one weaver
Please note: This carpet is entirely made by hand. Irregularities in thickness of yarn are characteristic to the craft of handspinning. The weaving has been done in the traditional way which also includes irregularities. Sometimes, the width in panels varies slightly.