Native Tibetan blanket weaving art (now in verge of extinction). The designs on this carpet are depiction of the life and the nature surrounding the nomadic inhabitants of Tibet’s northern grasslands.
Lakes, Rivers, Ponds and Puddles
Tibetan plateau is the world’s highest and largest table land. The human habitation in the northern nomadic grasslands are above 5000 meters from sea level. Numerous breathtakingly beautiful rivers, blue lakes, ponds and puddles fed by the Himalayan glacier water dot the landscape abundantly.
Mountains and Grasslands
Tibetan nomads herd their sheep and yaks in the vast open northern grasslands of ‘Jhang’ which are fenced with many of the world’s tallest mountains. These grasslands and the snow fed rivers and lakes are the life sustaining gift of nature to both the animals and men, as there are no other vegetation grown in the region due to the perpetual lack of sufficient rainfall to support growth.
Chiru and Antelopes
Northern grasslands of Tibet are also home to the Tibetan antelopes of different species, most notably the Chiru, which until mid 20th century roamed the region in tens of thousands. They have now been hunted to the verge of extinction for their prized fine wool.
Ducks and Geese
The water birds, such as Bar Headed Goose, Golden Duck, Crested Grebe,Black Necked Crane etc, are migratory inhabitants of the region in Spring and Summer. When Autumn sets in they migrate to warmer destinations like Lhasa which is around 3500 meters above sea level. Some, like Bar Headed Goose and Black Necked Crane even migrate across the Himalayan mountains into Nepal and India during winter.