Maraya Modern Hand Knotted Tibetan Rug
It is hand spun from all natural wool and silk and was designed by the world class Maraya Droney for her clients. It is woven by the artisans in the high mountains of Nepal. These designs are uniquely created by Maraya and her team as works of art on the floor.
A Bit Of History On Tibetan Rugs
Carpet-making as an industry in Tibet stretches back hundreds if not thousands of years, yet as a lowly craft. It was not mentioned in early writings, aside from occasional references to the rugs owned by prominent religious figures.
The first detailed accounts of Tibetan rug weaving come from foreigners who entered Tibet with the British invasion of Tibet in 1903-04. Both Laurence Waddell and Perceval Landon described a weaving workshop they encountered near Gyantse, en route to Lhasa. Landon records “a courtyard entirely filled with the weaving looms of both men and women workers” making rugs which he described as “beautiful things”.
The workshop was owned and run by one of the local aristocratic families, which was the norm in pre-modern Tibet.
Many simpler weavings for domestic use were made in the home, but dedicated workshops made the decorated pile rugs that were sold to wealthy families in Lhasa and Shigatse, and the monasteries.
The monastic institutions housed thousands of monks, who sat on long and low platforms during religious ceremonies, that were nearly always covered in hand-woven carpets for comfort. Wealthier monasteries replaced these carpets regularly, providing income, or taking gifts in lieu of taxation, from hundreds or thousands of weavers.
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