Tiger Rugs are NOT actual Tiger Pelts. Really! The items from which we take our name are Tibetan Tiger Design Rugs. Hundreds of years ago, Tibetans invoked the spirit of the tiger by adorning their surroundings with woven representations of this powerful and graceful animal. With perhaps 200 antique rugs known to exist, few people can own an original. Tiger Tiger now brings quality reproductions of these wonderful rugs to you, along with exciting new interpretations designed by master weavers at our Kathmandu workshop.
These are the highest quality hand woven rugs available, created by Tibetan artisans now living in Nepal. Pure Tibetan wool is used, renowned for its lustre and softness. The entire making process is done completely by hand. The wool is dyed, carded, and spun, and then woven using the unique Tibetan knot. Each piece contains 100 knots per inch, resulting in a rug that is luxuriously thick and supple. One artisan works for almost a month to weave each rug. There is no child labor involved. Every piece is a superb work of art and craft, which will be enjoyed by your family for generations to come.