Nomads on Namtso


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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Namtso means The Heavenly Lake and is one of three holy lakes in Tibet. For Bon Buddhists, Namtso is of utmost importance. Five islands in the middle of Namtso are believed to be the incarnations of five Dhyani Buddhas. Believers come here often to worship.

Like a mirror on the prairie, Namtso reflects the towering Tanggula Mountains. In the summer, bell wearing yaks forage by the lake while nomads relax on the waterfront. Tibetans will recount the many Namtso folktales for generations to come. Resting under a yak hair tent, sipping buttermilk tea, and enjoying breathtaking scenery. Visiting Namtso is surely an unforgettable experience.

The process of making yak butter requires time and stamina. After milking the yak, the milk is transferred into a separator to split fat from milk. After hours of churning the savoury yak butter is ready to enjoy.