The Myths that Have Been Keeping You and Tibetan Rugs Away

In the current times, homeowners have been trying to get an edge by making sure that they look into more interesting themes to adopt. The intricate and repetitious nature of Tibetan décor has been a great inspiration for most. While getting the table designs and window carvings is a great challenge, the Tibetan rugs have been relatively easy to take up, and they make passing the idea on the kind of décor you’re trying to imitate. The best thing about Tibetan rugs is that they are unique, and their quality is unbeatable. However, a quick look at most of what the internet has to offer on these authentic rugs and you can see why they are not picking up. Here are a couple of the myths that surround Tibetan rugs a good number of which might be keeping you away from making the purchase.

They are made from Tibetan sheep wool

While it is true that the rugs are made from wool, it is not true that they are made from Tibetan wool. The myth comes from the fact that Tibet is located on a very high altitude and hence the sheep in the locality have to develop a nice thick wool to be able to protect themselves from the biting weather. However, a great majority of these rugs are made from Nepal. They are made from wool harvested from Nepal sheep which is quite good as well. At least, most of them and those that have the best quality are.

The rugs are made by Tibetan Refugees

Well, this what most people would think but not only would this be illegal but also inhuman and perhaps the reason most people don’t like buying the rugs. However, it is yet another inaccurate piece of information. In actual sense, the rugs are made by Nepal residents. The only thing that would be closely true in this case would be the fact that most factories use unskilled worker to make the rugs. This is because, the rugs have a simple and modern design, and this provides employment to the larger unskilled workforce in the country.

More knots better tile and rug

Perhaps you are finding it hard to make another purchase because your first one was not the best experience? Here is something that could have gone wrong. Ideally, most Tibetan rugs are made with three different types of knots per inch. The 60 and 80 knots per inch class has the use of a thicker thread resulting in a better and thicker tile while the 100 knots per inch class uses a thinner thread. While the latter can have a more detailed finish, it ends up with a thinner tile. If you want a thicker tile, you should go for a lesser number of knots.

There are hordes of other myths that surround Tibetan rugs. From the differences between hand woven and machine woven wool all the way to Tibetan rugs developing a shiny glimmer over the years, the list is endless. However, you should know that the only thing unique about Tibetan rugs is their quality and their stunning looks. The feel good under your feet and look even better in your décor. Just make sure that you have the facts right, and you will love what the rugs have to offer.…


Furnish Your Backyard!

More and more people are turning their backyards into usable living space. Why? The answer is fairly simple—being outdoors is fun! Also, in many homes there may be more entertainment space in the yard than there is in the “public” area of the house, so making the best use of it only makes sense. Even apartment and condo dwellers are dressing up their patios and balconies, both for their own use and as an extension of their living space. As a result, the outdoor furniture industry is growing by leaps and bounds, providing options to suit just about everyone.


Your backyard can easily expand the living space in your home. You and your family can be outdoors to enjoy not just barbecue but also playing games, watching TV and movies, and entertaining friends. However, it can seem like a daunting task to figure out how to turn your yard into an entertainment haven. With some research and the right furnishings, you can make a comfortable and affordable area that suits your life and style.

Modern outdoor furniture is fashionable, comfortable, and durable. It’s available in various types of materials, colors, and styles.  You must first consider what your major purpose is in furnishing the backyard. Will it be used for family or parties, children or mostly adults, cooking/dining or hanging out? Once you know what you need, you can start choosing the furnishings to achieve your backyard transformation goal.

How much maintenance do you want to put into keeping your yard furniture looking modern-patio-furniture-and-outdoor-furnituregood? You need to choose your material accordingly. All are built to withstand the weather, but wicker, teak, and metal have different cleaning requirements. Before you make an investment that you’ll live with for years, find out what you need to do to maintain it and how often. Then you’ll choose your furniture. You can get a coordinated collection or you can mix and match what you like. There’s an astounding array of choices in modern outdoor furniture. From dining tables that can seat twelve to cozy 2-person bistro tables, armchairs, sling chairs, swings and swivels, end tables and ottomans, beanbags and sofas—what you choose and how much is up to you.  Even most of the new cushions and pillows are built to withstand the elements without getting soggy.

There are a few more outdoor touches that are currently gaining in popularity. If you have a covered area, think about installing a ceiling fan or TV. Both can really rev up not just the style but the usefulness of your space. Outdoor kitchens are being seen more and more as well, as are full outdoor bars for entertaining. The last, but certainly not the least, is the outdoor fireplace or fire pit. These provide heat which can extend the seasonal usage of your outdoor space amazingly, and they evoke old memories of sitting around a campfire— being able to safely toast marshmallows is also a big plus for young and old alike!…


According to its statutes the Association SOLIDARITY TIBET, no longer exists since 02 April 2010. Unfortunately, the situation in Tibet is not resolved. The Tibetan people still need our support and we will continue to support it. The only difference between yesterday and tomorrow will be that our commitment will be through means other than the SOLIDARITY TIBET association.
For actions taken by SOLIDARITY TIBET and the petition for the Panchen Lama among others, we passed the baton to the association STUDENTS FOR A FREE TIBET of Paris.
You can contact them on http://www.tibetlibre.org

Under the bylaws, an Extraordinary General Assembly was requested by the President and the entire Board of Directors.
The President opened the meeting at 21:30.
It outlines the various questions raised by the entire Board on the future of the association or not.
– The existence of the association for 14 years
– The difficulty of renewing the Board of Directors with new people
– The feeling of having done what seemed possible within the means, desires and possibilities of the association.

Following various exchanges with the meeting, the President proposes to dissolve the Tibet Solidarity association.
Voting is by secret ballot.
– 13 voting – yes 13 – 0 non – 0 abstention
Dissolution is carried unanimously.…