Tsug Den Mini Namgyal
Namgyal - Weaver of this matThis small 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.
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 or as a wall hanging.
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
- weft: 100% sheep wool, warp: 100% sheep wool
- farming: 1 year
- spinning: 3 days by one spinner
- weaving: 1 day by one weaver