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 Dul" and traditionally used as a blanket during the icy cold winter months as well as throughout the entire year. The weft is loosely inserted which results in a soft, more blanket-like texture than a usual carpet. The carpet consists of 6 panels, each around 32cms wide. They are stitched together by hand at the back with a cotton yarn. It is spun and woven by our team of settled nomads close to the city of Leh.
This is a sample piece from our first production in 2017. Additional information about the weaving and the tradition here.
100% sheep wool from Ladakh
Size: 210cm x 195 cm
Weight: 9,0 kg
weft: 100% handspun sheep wool, warp: 100% cotton
farming: 1 year
spinning: 15 days by team of 6 spinners
weaving: 1 month by 1 weaver
Please note: This carpet is a sample piece from our first production and therefore offered at a reduced sample price. It 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.