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Large wool rug 10ft round rug "Himalayan Jewel" traditional Namda - boho Mandala rug, felted wool - Amazing floral embroidery | bohemian bedroom

Large wool rug 10ft round rug "Himalayan Jewel" traditional Namda - boho Mandala rug, felted wool - Amazing floral embroidery | bohemian bedroom

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Hand felted area rug Kashmiri "Namda" made of Himalayan mountain-sheep wool
had felted and hand embroidered

"Himalayan Jewel Mandala"

from the mystique state of Kashmir in the North Indian Himalayan region.

In Kashmir, 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, 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 sitting arrangements. They are also used as bed or mattress covers or to adorn any corner of the home with its beautiful embroidery as bohemian tapestry or decorative table cover (the smaller sizes). Surely this unique felt rug will not only bring warmth to your floor, but any interior design which needs more colors and uniqueness.

This one is a special one and very rare because of its large size ( since it is felted by hand 10ft is very difficult to make and needs more artisans than usual to make the base only ). The embroidery is a traditional Persian floral design.

Size is approximately 10 feet (please note: the Namdas are never perfectly rectangular or straight)
Material: sheep wool embroidered with veg. dyed woolen threats
This Namda is made on order and the size is really large so that it is not easy for us to make (byhand!) and it takes around 8 weeks to finish it.

 

The traditional making of a "Namda" :

Raw wool , 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 un-dyed - like a sandwich), then sprinkled with soap water. The mat is then rolled tightly , tied up and compressed by 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.

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