Tibetan Handicrafts Carpets
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Eye - catching and durable, the carpets, durries and rugs are specialties of Tibetan Handicrafts. The weave together with interplay of color creates a striking effect. The carpets and rugs carry geometric designs or portray the effervescence of flowers. Some of the patterns incorporate animal figures, the dragon, swastika and symbols in eight-pointed motifs.
Carpet weaving is an important Tibetan art. It is centuries old and has evolved in recent years as the primary means of support for Tibetan people living in exile in Nepal and India. Through the sale of carpets, they are able to provide for the education of their children and care for their elderly. It is also an important source of income for the Tibetan Government in Exile and is used to increase worldwide political awareness of the Tibetan situation