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On a persimmon field, an open-mouthed, bearded dragon in rosewood holds in each hand a vine with lotuses. Under lanterns hanging on beaded cords, the eight Buddhist auspicious symbols—dharma wheel, endless knot, conch, treasure vase, victory banner, parasol, lotus, pair of golden fish—surround a sinuous dragon. Other symbols are clouds, scarves, and cintamani, or wish-granting jewels. Inscribed in gold Tibetan script, the words Tashi Delek, top the narrow rug proffering an auspicious greeting.
Quality: Gyantse (120 knots per sq. inch)
Dyes: Naturally sourced vegetal dyes
Raw Materials: 100% Tibetan Wool
Handcrafted in Nepal by Tibetan and Nepali Artisans
We start with Tibetan highland sheep's wool known as "Jampbel", which is prized for its luster, stain-resistance and durability. The wool is carefully prepared using traditional hand-spinning and hand-dyeing methods. Teams of weavers then expertly hand-knot the rug on a vertical loom for months, resulting in a distinctive rug that will increase in beauty over the years.
A portion of your purchase will go to preserving Tibetan culture. Read about Ralo's Social Impact Initiatives here.