Yaks on the Move Carpet

$3,140
Colour: Natural Grey
Description

Seen from above, herds on the move form irregular lines that merge and separate.

The wool was sourced from a local province, from sheep who live at 5000 metres. It takes a month for one person to spin the wool and then 40 days for 2 weavers to hand knot this unique piece.

This carpet was knotted in the tsakdup method, then scissor sculpted to obtain this unique texture.

 

Sizing

Size: 110 x 200 cm
Weight: 8400 g

Composition & care

Composition: 90% Sheep Wool, 10% Yak Khullu
Care: Tibetans washed their carpets in rivers and let them dry on the pasture. Since this is not always feasible, you have other choices:
1)A carpet shampooer, using wool friendly detergent and cold water.
2) Spot cleaning with mild, wool friendly detergent
3) Putting your carpet on a flat surface, deck or terrace and thoroughly wetting it with a garden hose. Apply wool friendly detergent and scrub it with a brush. Rinse out the soap with the hose and let the carpet dry away from sunlight.

Garment journey

Provenance: Handknotted at Norlha Atelier on the Tibetan Plateau using yak khullu sourced from local nomad cooperatives and wool from Tibetan highland sheep.
Artisans & processes: It takes a month for one person to spin the wool and then 40 days for 2 weavers to hand knot this unique piece.
Shipping: All orders are packed with care and shipped from our atelier on the Tibetan Plateau.

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