Farm Life

£3,200.00


Through the lens, we often can see the snowy plateau. Have you ever wondered, how do kids living on the plateau view their lives themselves? We integrated the paintings of kindergarten children into the traditional Tibetan rug design. Only the most experienced weavers can achieve perfectly the vivid images of a child’s imagination. Master craftsmen can replicate the lively hand painting style, making these pocket sketches of life colourful and authentic.

From villages to pastures, from forests to temples, every rug from our “Tibet Through a Child’s Eye” collection is a miniature panorama composed of unique episodes in highland life. The quality and level of detail will surprise you. This one of a kind collection consists of 10 designs. Each of which is woven using finest wool sourced from sheep living in Tibetan plateaus above 4,000 metres of altitude. 


  • 100% Wool
  • Size: 152x167cm
  • Weight: 15kg
  • Handwoven in Lhasa, Tibet
  • Lead time: 12 weeks (we will be in touch all the way)
  • Free shipping worldwide
  • You may have to pay customs duties and taxes if buying from outside of the UK

For more information please contact us at contact@oatsandrice.com

Read more about how this rug was made.


Handwoven Rug Care

  • Use professional rug clean service
  • See our rug care guide for instructions

Only 1 left in stock (can be backordered)

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Description

Yaks, prairie, nomads – symbols of the local culture. For Tibetans, farming highland barley is an essential part of their everyday life.

Highland barley have nourished Tibetans for generations. It is the main grain used in the Qinghai-Tibet plateau. People here use barley to produce a variety of food. It is of course a staple, consumed in many forms, and an integral part of a traditional Tibetan dinner. Interestingly, it can also be transformed into an alcoholic beverage, a type of barley beer called chhaang. An all-time favourite alcoholic beverage in Tibet and other Himalayan regions.

At the feet of tall mountains the rivers run. The most picturesque villages reside alongside. Animals forage through the fields while people are busy harvesting barley. Tibetans are getting ready for winter on the prairie.

Every year around September, highland barley is ready for harvest. It turns from green to golden when ripe. Farmers wielding sharp sickles are getting ready to harvest.

On the bank of the river, boats made of cattle hides are drying in the sun. Records show that Tibetans started making cattle hide boats in this region more than 2,500 years ago, in the Tubo period (600-900 AD).

Today, fishermen from Junba village, the only surviving fishing village in Tibet, still row the cattle hide boats to fish and celebrate. Close your eyes and imagine their singing, dancing and celebrating life.