The softest wool you can put under you feet! This hand-knotted rug is finely woven in the style and fashion of the old world masters. These Tibetan pieces are not made in mass quantity and have all the luxury and elegance of a true masterpiece. Adding this rug to your home is sure to be the missing piece of elegance you have been searching for.
Tibet Rug Company is a joint venture between a Salt Lake rug company and a cooperative of Tibetan refugees in Kathmandu, Nepal.
The process that creates a rug is time and labor-intensive. The raw wool is brought into Nepal from Tibet, where sheep live at high altitudes in extreme conditions that result in some of the finest wool in the world. Rich in lanolin, this wool boasts very strong fibers. Once in Nepal, the wool is washed and hand spun. Hand spinning is a much more expensive and time-consuming process than machine spinning, but it has two distinct advantages. Hand spinning breaks down fewer fibers of wool, so the end result is a stronger fiber and longer wearing wool. Hand spun wool has an irregular diameter, which gives the rug a more interesting texture.
After the wool is dyed, the rugs are hand-knotted on cotton warps, using looms and techniques that haven't changed since their inception several centuries ago. A 4x6-foot rug requires approximately 250 hours to complete. The hand knotting process and the superb quality of the wool produce a rug that will last for generations, under normal wear and circumstances.
RugStudio # 136932
Designer: Kim Whitesides
Brand: Tibet Rug Company
Collection: 60 Knot Premium Tibetan
Thickness approx: 1/4 inch.Rug pad
is recommended for this rug.
Custom sizes are also available in 4-6 months. Call for pricing and details.