Nepal Rug
232 cm x 170 cm
Nr. 10578


Patterned Nepal Rug, beige with stripes

Place of origin
Size232 cm x 170 cm (= 3.94 qm)
Manufacturinghand knotted
MaterialFlor: wool and viscose
Weft & Warp: cotton
Pile height15mm
Coloringbeige, light brown
EditionSingle piece

Place of origin

Knotting in Nepal has only begun since the escape of the Dalai Lama and the Tibetans accompanying him in 1959. Under the direction of the dedicated Zurich importer, Jo Iten-Maritz, the homeless were taught to knot rugs with traditional patterns according to the Tibetan tradition from 1966 onwards. Once the designs of the rugs were adapted to contemporary, Western tastes, the amount of knotting in Nepal increased considerably. The central shopping point is the capital city of Kathmandu. Most of the production facilities are also located there.

Nepal rugs are knotted using a special technique. When knotting, a kind of continuous knot is looped linearly over a rod, so that a row of loops is created in a horizontal sequence. After the knotting rod is completely covered with these loops, they are cut open from above in this area, so that the pile fans out and a velour is created. This finally gives the knot the shape of a Persian knot. However, this quick process is only possible because the Nepal Tibetan rugs are hardly patterned and are plain in many areas.


The repeating elements in the center field of this Nepal Rug rug have no specific center (so-called repeating pattern). The repeating pattern has a calming but not boring effect. Rugs with repeating patterns are also called patterned.

The straight stripes of this Nepal Rug organize and structure the pattern.
br /> The background of this Nepal Rug is beige.


The pile of this Nepal Rug is made of a durable mixture of wool and viscose. Viscose also acetate silk or rayon is generally obtained from the natural product of cellulose, in other words from the raw material, wood. In India the cellulose mass is obtained from bamboo. In an elaborate process, the pulpy cellulose is pulled into a continuous textile yarn. This is why viscose is also referred to as the continuous filament yarn. Because of the silky sheen of the yarn, viscose obtained from bamboo is also called "Bamboo Silk". The colloquially used designation "artificial silk" is not permitted under the German Textile Labelling Act TKG. The weft and warp threads of this Nepal Rug are made of cotton. This versatile material is tear-resistant and stretchable and, therefore, ideal for a durable backing fabric.

The colors of this carpet change depending on which side it is viewed from. It depends on whether the light falls on the line or against the line of the pile. We have therefore taken pictures of this rug from different perspectives.
Kinder gehören in die Schule und nicht an den Knüpf- oder Webstuhl. Für uns ist es daher eine Selbstverständlichkeit, nur Teppiche, die unter fairen Bedingungen und ohne Kinderarbeit hergestellt wurden, anzubieten. Wir legen besonderen Wert auf menschenwürdige Arbeitsbedingungen und tolerieren keine Kinderarbeit bei unseren Produzenten.

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