Tibetan and Nepalese



Tibetan and Nepalese

These classic Tibetan designs exemplify our inspired recreations of an antique collection which once adorned the aristocratic estates of Tibet. Woven in Tibet from handcard and handspun Tibetan highland wool. Available in four categories of designs: Geometrics, florals, symbols and wildlife in standard and customized sizes.

Due to political change in Tibet from 1959 through the early 60's, thousands of Tibetans settled in the Kathmandu Valley after having made the long trek through the Himalayan Mountains. For centuries, Tibetans have been weaving and using carpets as bedding, saddle blankets and meditation mats in monasteries. As a means to making a living in a new land, these hardy Tibetan refugees received the support of the Swiss government and began a cottage industry of carpet weaving. This industry was intended to sell rugs to the growing tourist trade in Nepal. During this period, most of the carpets produced were traditional designs in small sizes.

In the late 70's, floor-covering buyers from Germany came to Nepal and began purchasing plain field (border only) designs in larger sizes. Within a short period, the German market became the hub of distribution throughout Europe. Due to the high demand of European buyers during the 1980's, Tibetan carpet production in Nepal became the nation's second leading industry. During this time, a few leading American importers began the importation of Tibetan rugs made in Nepal, with specific design and coloration ideas for the American market. To this day, Tibetan rugs have become a leading commodity within the hand made floor-covering market in both Europe and the United States, and continues to grow in popularity internationally.




Brands: Tibetan and Nepalese


Momeni Rugs
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Momeni Rugs


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Momeni. A family name, a mark of quality and an expert source of ideas for making your home come alive with true timeless beauty. Over half a century ago, Ali A. (Haji) Momeni started a family business bringing exquisite Persian. Though styles have come and gone, beneath them all is the fundamental principal that Momeni rugs are created to touch our senses. From concept through production, a member of the family is there making sure that the highest standards are being met.

Feizy® Rugs
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Feizy® Rugs


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Feizy's rugs are standouts in the world of style. Each specially crafted rug boasts the most brilliant colors fashioned from the world's most sought-after dyes, the most intricate and detailed designs on the market and a style unlike any other.

Kalaty Rug
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Kalaty Rug


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Founded by Mirza Kalaty with the aid of his sons in 1979, the company is now ready to grow into the next millennium with newer designs and innovative colors, along with a continuing commitment to providing its customers excellence in service.

Safavieh Rugs
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Safavieh Rugs


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Safavieh offers a wide variety of transitional area and accent rugs of both Oriental and contemporary designs. Safavieh's award-winning original collections range from the finest antique reproductions to the most fashion forward, contemporary rugs. Safavieh also produces a variety of rug designs from American Country styles and 19th and early 20th Century European Art.

Peel Rugs
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Peel Rugs


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When choosing a Peel 100% wool rug, you'll find that depth of design and quality are foremost in every rug we produce-because a Peel quality assurance director has worked beside the master dyers and weavers who made it; ensuring wool quality; monitoring dye colors; guaranteeing meticulous design integrity; overseeing the finest detail.