Tibetan carpet making is an ancient, traditional craft. It is traditionally made from Tibetan highland sheep’s wool, called “Changpel“. Tibetans use capet for many purposes ranging from flooring to wall hanging to horse saddles, though the most common use is as a seating carpet. A typical sleeping carpet measuring around 3ftx5ft (0.9m x 1.6m) is called “khaden” in Tibetan.
In this Feburary, the 1st Tibetan Carpet Expo was held in Lhasa that last 10 days, and more than 1,500 carpets are displayed on this expo. Gangqing, the director of Culture Bureau of Tibet Autonomous Region, said that this carpet industry expo aims to produce Tibet carpet’s culture, promoting the business on Tibet carpets and improving Tibet carpet’s craft technology. Following this Carpet Expo, the Tibet carpet museum is now being planned to be built