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A large number of articles on all aspects of Tibetan rugs. Embedded in many articles are slide shows of recently made rugs, videos or slide shows of historic photographs of Tibetan rugs from the late 1970s and early 1980s.

9 Myths about Tibetan Rugs - artelino

Detail from Tibetan Rug.This article breaks down several myths about Tibetan rugs and tells the real story. The origins of these myths may be manifold. What was once written in books - in the meantime several decades old - has made its way into sales catalogs, and from the sales catalogs to web sites. And ever since, these myths have been repeated like Buddhist mantras.

Read the full article and you will be astonished about all the nonsense written about Tibetan rugs.

Last Updated on Saturday, 30 October 2010 22:11 Read more: Myths about Tibetan Rugs

Tibetan Saddle Rugs - artelino

Tibetan Saddle Rug - lower part.A wild Tibetan horseman on a sturdy, short-legged horse in combination with a colorful Tibetan saddle rug. That makes a nice picture! Right.

But that is not the real reason why Tibetans used saddle rugs. It is by far more trivial. The Tibetan saddles were made out of wood. And horse and rider needed some kind of padding.

Read the whole story about Tibetan saddle rugs.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 03 November 2010 14:42 Read more: Tibetan Saddle Rugs

More Tibetan Vegetable Rugs - artelino

Tibetan rug in vegetable colors.Lots of images of Tibetan rugs in vegetable dyes made in the early 1980s.

This is not a sales catalog, but these are more than 50 historic images of Tibetan rugs in vegetable dyes from the early eighties, when this type of Tibetan rugs used to be popular.

Last Updated on Saturday, 30 October 2010 22:12 Read more: More Tibetan vegetable rugs

Tibetan Rugs in Vegetable Dyes - artelino

Tibetan Rug in Vegetable Dyes.People who live in barren, mountainous regions have a liking for strong colors - for their clothing and the decoration of their homes. Neither the Tibetans nor the Indians in Peru nor my own fellow countrymen here in the alpine region of Bavaria make an exception.

This article is about the use of vegetable and chemical colors in Tibetan rugs, their characteristics and their differences.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 03 November 2010 00:08 Read more: Vegetable dyed Tibetan rugs

Phoenix Symbol in Tibetan Rugs - artelino

Tibetan PhoenixThe phoenix is a mysterious, self-regenerating ('like a Phoenix out of ashes') bird that can be traced back to the mythologies of many ancient cultures - Egyptians, Romans, Greeks, India, Chinese, Indonesia, Persia, Central America and many more. It is astonishing how the same type of creature can show up in old tales of so many different world cultures.

The Tibetans make no exception and in their rich culture you find the symbol of the phoenix bird on Tibetan arts and crafts, frequently on rugs. This article tries to explain the phoenix symbol used with Tibetan carpets.

Last Updated on Saturday, 30 October 2010 22:13 Read more: Tibetan phoenix symbol

Tibetan Rugs from Nepal - Images - artelino

Tibetan rugs from nepal - slide show.Slide show of roughly 50 traditional Tibetan nomad rugs in sizes of 3' by 6' (90 by 180 cm). The rugs were made entirely by hand after old designs.

All designs are typical for the traditional style typical for the artelino Tibet rug shop.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 03 November 2010 16:33 Read more: Traditional Tibetan rugs from Nepal

Tibetan Rugs from Nepal - artelino

Video - Tibetan Rugs from NepalThis film shows how Tibetan carpets are made all by hand in the small Himalayan country of Nepal. By courtesy of Nepal Carpet Industries. 13 minutes long.

Enjoy the video.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 03 November 2010 18:14 Read more: Tibetan Rugs from Nepal

Tibetan Rugs on the Loom - artelino

Tibetan rug on the loom.This page shows new photos from the manufactory in Nepal where artelino's Tibetan rugs in traditional designs and sizes are made. What you see is the major phase, knotting. But this is just one step required to make an all hand-made Tibetan rug.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 03 November 2010 14:36 Read more: Tibetan Rugs on the Loom

Symbols in Tibetan Rugs - artelino

Snow Lion - Tibetan rug.The symbols of Tibetan rugs are mostly of Buddhist origin. Others, such as many animal depictions, have their roots in the mythology of Tibet.

All symbols in traditional Tibetan rugs have in common that they are auspicious - even those horribly looking beings like the thunder dragon or tiger.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 03 November 2010 14:37 Read more: Symbols in Tibetan Rugs

Rugs from Nepal - artelino

Rugs from Nepal.This page is an accompanying text by artelino for a video produced by the Carpet and Wool Development Board of Nepal and available on the artelino web site by courtesy of Nepal Carpet Industries. The video is 13 minutes long and demonstrates the labor-intensive process of making a carpet in the Tibetan weaving tradition in Nepal.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 03 November 2010 14:37 Read more: Rugs from Nepal

Designs of Traditional Tibetan Rugs - artelino

Tibetan Flower Rug.The traditional Tibetan rug knows a large variety of design patterns and symbols.

Quite different from Tibetan thangka painting with rather strict iconographic design patterns and rules, the designers and weavers of Tibetan carpets have a rather large degree of freedom in combining patterns, symbols and colors.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 03 November 2010 16:36 Read more: Designs of traditional Tibetan Rugs
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