Himalayan Hermitage Radhi Rugs, Jagat
Jagat is Nepali for 'Universe'.
The Jagat is a traditional Nepali radhi rug. It is made from 100% wool that comes from the special Bhyanglung sheep. The sheep is trimmed every six months and produces a very strong, as well as soft woolen fiber.
This is a modern design of an ancient textile, made from hand-spun and handwoven wool, and directly supports the makers.
Traditionally, the radhi (Nepali for this kind of 'rug') was made by loom in mountain village households. The skill involved in weaving a radhi was such an important trait, that while looking for a possible bride for their sons, the villagers would make sure that the future daughter-in-law would know the art of weaving these woolen rugs!
Please note: because this rug is entirely made by hand, there may be small imperfections and uneven features. This is a part of the charm of a craft such as this! Size dimensions may differ by a few inches/centimetres, as well as the weight.
Made in Nepal
100% sustainably and ethically harvested wool (Bhyanglung Sheep)
Machine washable - wash in cold water only
- 6 months: Growing the wool
- 2 hours: Harvesting the wool
- 3 days: Washing and drying the wool
- 1 day: Preparing for spinning & combing the wool
- 2 days (16h): Spinning the wool by hand
- 1 hour: Setting up the loom
- 2 days (16h): Weaving the rug
- 2-3 Days: Washing the completed rug and sun-drying
- Total: Approx. 6.5 months (39 hours of work by hand)