Horse Festival

£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)

SKU: ORR-20-8 Category:

Description

Horse racing plays an essential role in many local holidays as horses hold a special place in Tibetan hearts. Some horse festivals still follow the traditional pre-battle ceremony rules. According to ancient records, strong and wise King Gesar of Ling would practice horseback archery every time before battle. Tibetans worship his courage and toughness.

Weather in Tibet is the most agreeable in June. Light breeze, blue skies and nature in full blossom. Few days before the race, farmers dressed up in colourful costumes from all around Tibet would rush into the field riding horses. Participants would bring traditional foods made from barley and yaks milk to the field. They would also bring their best tents and carpets to this special occasion. Look and listen, you can see the bustling gathering and see people cheering.

The race is a magnificent event. Contestants wear luxurious yellow satin Tibetan robes and felt caps. Even the horses are dressed up in exquisite blankets. Hear the audience cheer when contestants skilfully ride their horses and perform acrobatic feats to pick up Khata (a piece of white cloth) from the ground at full speed.