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Challi Carpet Natural Dye
Challi Carpet Natural Dye
Challi Carpet Natural Dye
Challi Carpet Natural Dye
Challi Carpet Natural Dye

Challi Carpet Natural Dye

€590.00

challi (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 "Challi" and traditionally used as an outside blanket to dry barley on. It is a flat weave and approximately 4mm thick. The carpet consists of 8 panels. After weaving, they are stitched together. The carpet is 155cm x 210cm.
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 3-4 weeks for your carpet to be sent to you. 
 
      • 100% sheep wool from Ladakh
      • naturally dyed with madder, lac, onion skins, buckhorn
      • Size: 155cm x 210cm
      • Weight: 4 kg
      • weft: 100% handspun sheep wool, warp: 100% handspun sheep wool
      • farming: 1 year 
      • spinning: 4 days by team of 6 spinners
      • weaving: 2 weeks 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.