Gyalthang in Kham


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

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Handwoven Rug Care

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

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Shangri-La originates from Lost Horizon by James Hilton. In Tibetan, it means ‘The sun and the moon in heart’.

Lake Napa, or what people call ‘The Tear of Shangri-La’, appears in the rain season and disappears into Yila Prairie in the dry season. Here, flowers blossom and animals frolic. It’s a pure, peaceful and magnificent paradise on Earth.

Mountains surround Dukezong, an ancient town created in the image of the Shambha-la mystical Buddhist Kingdom. Constructed with white stone, it’s also known as the ‘Moonlight City’. You can even see the villagers walking along the ancient Tea Horse Road.

Legend has it that three Gezong sisters were the daughters of the Mountain God. They were supposed to marry the mountain prince in the east. However, they stayed in Shangri-La and became the three main peaks of the Gezong Holy Mountains.