Monastic Life


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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Tibetan community is well known for its numerous temples of which 1,700 are Tibetan Buddhist monasteries. According to the locals, over 46,000 monks live there as well as around 10,000 living Buddhas.

In Tibet, monks and living Buddhas enjoy extremely high social status and are considered one of the Buddhist treasures. Every 1 in 60 people in Tibet would choose to join monastic life.

It is a great honour to have a monk in the family. Normally, every Tibetan family would have at least one monk, some even a living Buddha. Historically speaking, Tibetan kings practised Buddhism and heavily promoted their religion. Thus, like other religious leaders, monks are highly regarded across the region.

In Gelugpa Monastery, a group of monks sitting peacefully on the rugs, some playing Jialing, a wind instrument made from copper and wood. It is believed to originate from inland China and is often used during religious ceremonies. The devotion to tradition and mindfulness is palpable. They are performing a ceremony.