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. It is a unique piece. This type of carpet is called "Tsug Den" and traditionally used as a mattress during the icy cold winter months as well as throughout the entire year. The carpet consists of 6 panels, each around 32cms 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 until your carpet can be sent to you.
100% sheep wool from Ladakh
Size: 210cm x 195 cm
Weight: 9,0 kg
weft: 100% handspun sheep wool
farming: 1 year
spinning: 15 days by team of 6 spinners
weaving: 1 month 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.