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Large wool rug - Mandala rug 9x6' | boho area rug - traditional Namda from Kashmir | felted wool rug handmade embroidery

Large wool rug - Mandala rug 9x6' | boho area rug - traditional Namda from Kashmir | felted wool rug handmade embroidery

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Hand felted wool rug "Namda" made of pure wool and hand embroidered
"Boho Mandala"

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 pure wool - hand felted and embroidered, are not only decorative rugs and magical, unique pieces of textile art, but also the best answer to cold floors and perfect for beautiful floor seating arrangements. They are also used as decorative bed covers or to adorn any corner of the home with its beautiful embroidery as bohemian tapestry 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 white and embroidered with woolen threats in a traditional Kashmiri design : " Boho Mandala"
The color combination is amazing and this one of a kind rug will be an eye-catcher in your home.

Size is approximately 9x6 feet
(please note: the Namdas are never perfectly rectangular or straight)
Material: Himalayan sheep wool embroidered with veg. dyed woolen threats

"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 traditional making of a "Namda" 

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