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On a field of crimson, and tethered to each other by pale cyan and ecru ribbons clamped in their jaws, four dancing snow lions encircle a wheel evocative of a double vajra, the foundation of the universe. The lotus resides in the center of the wheel, and at the corners the four winds emanate from clouds of golden ecru and slate blue.
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.