Himalayan Hermitage Radhi Rugs, Ratrani
Ratrani is Nepali for 'Queen of the Night'.
This is a modern design of an ancient textile, the traditional Nepali radhi rug. Made from hand-spun and handwoven wool, 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)