Yaks on the Move Carpet
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.
Size: 110 x 200 cm
Weight: 8400 g
Composition: 90% Sheep Wool, 10% Yak KhulluCare: 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 detergent3) 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.
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.