Tibetan Project Very Fine Handwoven Rug
Cultural Survival established the Tibetan Rug Weaving Project in response to the Tibetan Refugee Crisis. The project intends to maintain in one collection rugs that represent the various sources of inspiration found in fine antique Tibetan carpets, while at the same time drawing on sources of inspiration from throughout the traditional and modern world.
All rugs woven in the project have colors derived entirely from traditional vegetal dyes. Other than indigo (blue), which is obtained in India, these dyes are indigenous to Nepal. Dye sources include madder root (various shades of red), walnut husks (dark brown), several different local flowers and roots (yellows), and an overlay of indigo on yarn previously dyed yellow (green). Of course, the wool is as important as the dyes. Only pure handcarded and handspun Tibetan wool is used in project rugs. Carpets woven with it are not only extremely long-wearing, but also have a luster that increases with use.
PANTONE shades: We do our best to find the closest match to one or multiple colors in the rug. The shade card we choose may not always be the perfect one, but we do our best (it’s a lot of work)! At times we may show multiple shade cards so you can get a better sense of color. Finally, when photographing rugs from the same group (shipment, collection, SKU, etc.) we will often use one or two shade card(s) so that you can get a good sense of the coloration. Hope you enjoy viewing our beautiful rugs!
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