Saturday, 14 August 2010

Nepalese Handloom Blankets


These woolen blankets are woven by the Gurung tribes people they are known as Rari. They are probably the oldest recorded export from Nepal. Trade with India has been noted as far back as the 3rd century ad.


I was lucky discover a little shop selling them in Kathamndu and a have purchased one. They are hand woven in strips then stitched together and are fabulously heavy somewhere between a rug and blanket.


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