The Tiger rugs are a traditional Tibetan design, created in the mid 19th century. They are made entirely by hand, from the drawing to weaving and finally trimming.
The original Tiger Rug pattern is transposed by hand to a paper weaving template, used as a guide on the loom.
The rugs are made from 100% merino wool, making them lush and soft. During the weaving process, each rug uses 11kg of merino wool.
Unique to Tibetan weaving, the wool is wrapped around a metal rod and interwoven between the warp threads.
Each rug takes two women one month to weave.
Once the woven design is complete, the rug is cut from the loom and prepared for trimming. The details are carved , refining the design and giving the image depth. This stage alone takes two days.