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Our story....

We are a highly specialized mill focused solely on crafting Tibetan carpets tailored to meet the needs of our discerning clientele.
The art of Tibetan carpet making is an ancient and traditional craft dating back to the 7th century AD. Tibetans use rugs for various purposes, ranging from flooring to wall hanging and even horse saddles, though the most common use is as a seating carpet.
The process of making Tibetan carpets is unique in that the knotting method, allowing for denser knots, differs from those used in other rug-making traditions worldwide. The distinctive Tibetan weaving method, combined with Tibetan highland wool (considered the best wool in the world), renders Tibetan carpets heirloom quality.
The story of Tibetan carpets today transcends mere floor coverings; it is about how a Tibetan refugee community, facing unbearable hardships, created an industry that became the largest export of Nepal and employs hundreds of thousands of Nepalese today. Following the Communist China takeover of Tibet in 1959, approximately 8,000 Tibetan refugees escaped Tibet across the Himalayas and settled in Nepal, primarily in the four refugee locations established by the Swiss Red Cross. Under the leadership of Toni Hagen, the Swiss Red Cross worked toward making Tibetans self-sufficient through the production and sale of carpets, beginning in 1960. By the end of 1960, several Tibetan families ventured on their own, producing and selling carpets primarily to tourists. Our family settled in the Himalayan town of Solu-Khumbu and commenced carpet production by employing local artisans whom we taught the ancient Tibetan weaving technique.
Today, Bespoke Tibetan Carpets focuses on crafting the finest quality handmade Tibetan carpets that specifically meet client requirements in the most efficient, sustainable manner, and at the best value.
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