Abstract Tiger Pattern Carpet

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A beautiful carpet, designed by Lotus Arts de Vivre with abstract patterns inspired  from the spiritually powerfully Tiger, hand-made in Nepal. The carpet is 100%  Wool.

Carpets like these are needed in colder climates to shield feet from the cold or  allow to sit on the floor in comfort. Tiger furs were the status symbols of the  Tibetan mandarins and with tiger furs running short, it was replaced with carpets.  Tibetans use a slightly different knot from the Persians, with carpets being hand  knitted and use natural colours – traditionally dyeing done in small batches upto  10 kg pots, which results in slightly different shades from pot to pot, which gives  Tibetan carpets such a lively look and character. The tiger carpets have become  famous around the world and old ones were hunted by collectors - they are one of  the many cultural stars of Tibet.

Throughout the Himalayas, where the climate is harsh, rugs are an important part  of life in palaces, monasteries and farmhouses and along the trails of pilgrims and  merchants. Once used as horse blankets, rugs now cover car seats too.

The carpet took over 3 months to finish.

Size: 90(W) x 180(L) cm.

Weight: 5.6 kg.

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