Khawachen Weaving Center

£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-20-9 Category:

Description

Craftsmen in Khawachen Weaving Center work together to create handmade Tibetan blankets.

Khawachen studio was established in 1994 and is located in the very centre of Tibet. The Founder’s mission was to preserve Tibetan textile culture and popularise stories of Himalayan life. At its prime, the studio employed more than 300 craftsmen. Less than 30 is holding this fortress of art and culture today.

In the yard, craftsmen are sorting, combing, spinning and dyeing the yarn. Some are weaving and washing new designs. This collective effort brings a traditional Tibetan blanket to life.

It takes a whole month of skilled weaver’s work to finish a 3×6 inch portion of this fabric. The whole process takes 7 steps to finish and each step requires dedication and care. Tibetan rugs are not only functional but also highly decorative.

Wool used to make Tibetan rugs come from sheep living on plateaus, 4000 meters above sea level. The traditional weaving methods produce warm, thick and strong textile. These fibers are pure in colour, thick, strong, super soft to touch and have a slight sheen to them. Because the strands of wool are thicker, they are easier to dye, giving the rug a saturated, colourful pattern.