The Myths that Have Been Keeping You and Tibetan Rugs Away
March 17, 2016
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.