Proceeds from the sale of our Zamling Tibet Project rugs benefit Machik These beautiful rugs are woven in Nepal with all handspun wool and all-natural dyes With more than 250 distinct colors derived completely from all-natural plant sources. Conventional Tibetan rugs often have a restricted color palate, using organic dyes made from red madder, blue indigo, yellow Tibetan rhubarb, and browns and grays found in Tibetan walnut. By early 20th Century, the availability of synthetic colors and influence of Chinese textile styles stimulated the production of Tibetan rugs. Tiger rug believed to shield the user when placed as a meditation rug, as tiger skin served as a sacred prayer rug. Shoppers should pay close interest when they purchase these rugs to be confident that they are shopping for handmade rugs.