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Large round rug - boho wool rug | 5 ft "Namda" from Kashmir hand felted and embroidered | soft Indian area rug - bohemian bedroom carpet

Large round rug - boho wool rug | 5 ft "Namda" from Kashmir hand felted and embroidered | soft Indian area rug - bohemian bedroom carpet

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Hand felted rug "Namda" made of pure wool and hand embroidered
Floral mandala design

In the mystique state of Kashmir in the North Indian Himalayan region, no matter poor or rich, it is traditional to sit on the floor and the floor can get really cold in the Himalayan region of Kashmir. Namdas, made of sheepwool - hand felted and embroidered by hand, are not only beautiful decorative rugs, but also the best answer to cold floors and perfect for a beautiful floor seating arrangements. How about using it for your cozy boho bedroom corner? You will love the "natural feeling" of it!

This one of a kind Namda rug base is dyed with veg. colors in blackand embroidered with typical "Mughal"floral mandala design. The color combination is amazing and will be an eye-catcher in your home

Size is approximately 5 feet
(please note: the Namdas are never perfectly rectangular or straight)
Material: Himalayan sheep wool

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Namasté from India
Sahera Jo

The story of a traditional "Namda" :

Pure sheepwool , from the mountain area of Kashmir, is collected, cleaned and dyed. Then woolen flakes are spread evenly on a jute mat (minimum 3 layers of dyed and natural - like a sandwich), then sprinkled with soap water. The mat is then rolled tightly , tied up and compressed bx rolling it on the floor with the help of hands and feet for a long time. The ready plain Namda is then dry washed by the local women and finally embroidered by hand with the Aari (needle hook), traditionally floral designs are used but also geometric and more modern designs are possible.

The word "Namda" comes from the 11th century, when the Mughal King Akbar searched for a suitable cover for his cold bitten horse. An old man named "Nubi" offered his felt covering, which he had made himself. It was beautifully embroidered and Akbar was so impressed by the workmanship, that he bestowed great honors to "Nubi" and his village and the craft of making "Namda"s became famous. Originally the sufi saint Sha-e-Hamadan brought this and other crafts from Persia to Kashmir: "give a poor man a fish and he will eat for a day, teach him how to fish and he will have food his whole life"

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