The history of Nepal
rug making began in 1959 when ten thousands of Tibetans fled from the Chinese Communist troops that had occupied their country. They found a new homeland in countries like India, Bhutan and mainly Nepal
and began to earn a living by making rugs. This was the beginning of the Nepal
carpet industry. Traditional Tibetan Rugs have very comprehensive and colorful design elements. Typical are dragon designs, other animals and mythical beings like the phoenix bird or the snow lion, floral designs and rugs with Buddhist symbols. Also strong colors are typical for traditional Tibetan carpets.