Lhasa Carpet Factory is situated at Hebalin to the east of the old city of Lhasa. It is one of the remarkable enterprises in Tibet Autonomous Region, mainly producing traditional Tibetan carpets.
In the factory, hundreds of experienced weavers using old-styled vertical loomsweave carpets. All the carpets here are hand-made in different sizes, styles,and patterns. Some are elegant, and some are colorful; they can be used as floorcovering or hung on the wall as a beautiful picture. Every item is unique. The factory has developed into the biggest and the best in Tibet Autonomous Region.
Knowledge on Tibetan Carpet:
Tibetan carpet, Persian carpet and oriental artistic carpet are reputed to bethe best three kinds of carpets in the world. Tibetan carpet is a symbol of thetraditional Tibetan arts and crafts. With over 900 years' history, a distinctiveproduction procedure for the handmade Tibetan carpets has been formed, includingspinning, dyeing, weaving and trimming and so on.
Nowadays, Tibetan carpets are always a hot seller both home and abroad. A Tibetancarpet is an ideal purchase as a wonderful reminder of a trip to Tibet. Whatmake the carpets so popular? That is the quality raw material, natural dyestuff,various designs and special weaving methods which together show the unique andcharming Tibetan flavor.
Tibetan carpets can be mainly classified to three kinds:
1. Common carpet: It is usually made of yak hair and wool. The carpet is soft,light and smooth with colorful and delicate patterns weaved in special method;
2. Thin carpet: It is often made of the soft hair from sheep. The carpet alwayshas simple patterns weaved in an ordinary method;
3. Rug or cushion: Being as big as a single bed, the rug is favored by Tibetanpeople in daily use. Generally it is weaved by using wool in varied colors. Beingdurable in use, the rug can prevent damp as well as keep warmth. Additionally,the rug can be used for decoration.
There are actually many carpets factories in Tibet. The following are anothertwo in Lhasa for your reference:
Lhasa Chengguan District Carpet Factory
Address: No. 7, Sera Road, Lhasa
Tibet Sera Carpet Factory
Address: Sera Road, Lhasa (about 100 meters to Sera Monastery)