Reviving an ancient art. A traditional Tibetan rug of the kind that once decorated Buddhist monasteries and aristocratic Tibetan homes.
In traditional measures of roughly 90 by 180 cm called a ‘khaden’ (also nomad rug or mediation rug). In deep colorful, symbolic designs made exclusively for Gaia Living after ancient carpet patterns.
These high quality pieces are handcrafted by the most active Tibetan community in Nepal, providing jobs to hundreds of Tibetan refugee families and improving the local community (obviously good weave, no child labor).The soft Tibetan sheep wool is vegetably dyed, carded, spun and then woven using the unique Tibetan knot. The entire making process is done completely by hand.
High on the tibetan Plateau these rugs are used for monks in monasteries and lamas as mediatation rugs or wrapped around pillars of a monastery to bring charm to these spiritual places.
Bring charm to your own spiritual home. Perfect centerpiece to your home straight from the source.
According to the Tibetan mythology, the tiger comes from the south, thus from India. Tigers embody power and a balanced mind. It symbolizes unconditional confidence, disciplined awareness, kindness and modesty. It is relaxed yet energized, resting in a gentle state of being that has a natural sense of satisfaction and fullfillment – referring tot he state of enlightment.
The tiger is traditionally shown on rugs as a tiger skin with full head and paws.