Ladhaki nomadic child sits on a baby goat. Ladakh, India

Ladhaki nomadic child sits on a baby goat. Ladakh, India

 Cashmere goats set out to graze. Ladakh, India

Cashmere goats set out to graze. Ladakh, India

 Ladhaki nomad combs fleece from cashmere goat. Ladakh, India

Ladhaki nomad combs fleece from cashmere goat. Ladakh, India

 Ladakhi nomad shears sheep. Ladakh, India

Ladakhi nomad shears sheep. Ladakh, India

 Ladhaki nomadic family pose for a portrait with freshly sheared wool. Ladakh, India

Ladhaki nomadic family pose for a portrait with freshly sheared wool. Ladakh, India

 Ladhaki sheep and goat herder's tent. Ladakh, India  

Ladhaki sheep and goat herder's tent. Ladakh, India
 

 A weaver weaves a carpet at a workshop. Kathmandu, Nepal.

A weaver weaves a carpet at a workshop. Kathmandu, Nepal.

 Traditional wooden yarn spinning wheel with white Tibetan wool. Kathmandu, Nepal

Traditional wooden yarn spinning wheel with white Tibetan wool. Kathmandu, Nepal

 A weaver uses a weaving rod to finish a row of knots. Kathmandu, Nepal

A weaver uses a weaving rod to finish a row of knots. Kathmandu, Nepal

 Freshly dyed banana silk yarn drying. Kathmandu, Nepal

Freshly dyed banana silk yarn drying. Kathmandu, Nepal

 Skeins of yarn absorb agents while rotated on spindle ahead of the dying process. The water is in a copper pot that is heated by Himalayan wood. Kathmandu, Nepal

Skeins of yarn absorb agents while rotated on spindle ahead of the dying process. The water is in a copper pot that is heated by Himalayan wood. Kathmandu, Nepal

 A dyer's assistant prepares yarn for the dying process. Dye pots are heated by wood fires. Kathmandu, Nepal.

A dyer's assistant prepares yarn for the dying process. Dye pots are heated by wood fires. Kathmandu, Nepal.

 Dyer's assistant turns freshly dyed yarn on spindle. Kathmandu, Nepal

Dyer's assistant turns freshly dyed yarn on spindle. Kathmandu, Nepal

 Yarn Handler prepares skeins of yarn. Kathmandu, Nepal

Yarn Handler prepares skeins of yarn. Kathmandu, Nepal

 Dyer's assistants carefully move yarn in and out of dye bath on spindle. Kathmandu, Nepal

Dyer's assistants carefully move yarn in and out of dye bath on spindle. Kathmandu, Nepal

 Skeins of wool are turned into balls for weaving. Kathmandu, Nepal

Skeins of wool are turned into balls for weaving. Kathmandu, Nepal

 Worker's hand paint carpet graph ahead of the weaving process. Kathmandu, Nepal

Worker's hand paint carpet graph ahead of the weaving process. Kathmandu, Nepal

 Worker hand paints ornate carpet graph ahead of the weaving process. Kathmandu, Nepal

Worker hand paints ornate carpet graph ahead of the weaving process. Kathmandu, Nepal

 Skeins of baled Tibetan wool. Ladakh, India

Skeins of baled Tibetan wool. Ladakh, India

 Worker ties skeins of Tibetan wool to rings prior to the dying process. Kathmandu, Nepal

Worker ties skeins of Tibetan wool to rings prior to the dying process. Kathmandu, Nepal

 A wooden oar is used to to dunk a Tibetan carpet in fresh mountain water during the washing process. Kathmandu, Nepal

A wooden oar is used to to dunk a Tibetan carpet in fresh mountain water during the washing process. Kathmandu, Nepal

 Workers douse a Tibetan carpet with fresh mountain water during the washing process. Kathmandu, Nepal

Workers douse a Tibetan carpet with fresh mountain water during the washing process. Kathmandu, Nepal

 Worker's use metal toothed brushes to pull hair and fiber from a Tibetan carpet during the washing process. Kathmandu, Nepal

Worker's use metal toothed brushes to pull hair and fiber from a Tibetan carpet during the washing process. Kathmandu, Nepal

 A carpet technician meticulously cuts the edges of a design that was woven into a silk and wool carpet. Kathmandu, Nepal

A carpet technician meticulously cuts the edges of a design that was woven into a silk and wool carpet. Kathmandu, Nepal

 A close up view of a carpet technician meticulously cutting an area where two design elements meet. Kathmandu, Nepal

A close up view of a carpet technician meticulously cutting an area where two design elements meet. Kathmandu, Nepal

 Carpet technicians roll newly made carpet. Kathmandu, Nepal

Carpet technicians roll newly made carpet. Kathmandu, Nepal

 Pure washed and carded Ladhaki cashmere. Ladakh, India

Pure washed and carded Ladhaki cashmere. Ladakh, India

 A nomadic herder guides cashmere goats through rocky terrain to an area where the animals can graze. Harmony between land, animal, and human is essential to the process of creating traditional hand knotted carpets. Ladakh, India

A nomadic herder guides cashmere goats through rocky terrain to an area where the animals can graze. Harmony between land, animal, and human is essential to the process of creating traditional hand knotted carpets. Ladakh, India

 Ladhaki nomadic child sits on a baby goat. Ladakh, India
 Cashmere goats set out to graze. Ladakh, India
 Ladhaki nomad combs fleece from cashmere goat. Ladakh, India
 Ladakhi nomad shears sheep. Ladakh, India
 Ladhaki nomadic family pose for a portrait with freshly sheared wool. Ladakh, India
 Ladhaki sheep and goat herder's tent. Ladakh, India  
 A weaver weaves a carpet at a workshop. Kathmandu, Nepal.
 Traditional wooden yarn spinning wheel with white Tibetan wool. Kathmandu, Nepal
 A weaver uses a weaving rod to finish a row of knots. Kathmandu, Nepal
 Freshly dyed banana silk yarn drying. Kathmandu, Nepal
 Skeins of yarn absorb agents while rotated on spindle ahead of the dying process. The water is in a copper pot that is heated by Himalayan wood. Kathmandu, Nepal
 A dyer's assistant prepares yarn for the dying process. Dye pots are heated by wood fires. Kathmandu, Nepal.
 Dyer's assistant turns freshly dyed yarn on spindle. Kathmandu, Nepal
 Yarn Handler prepares skeins of yarn. Kathmandu, Nepal
 Dyer's assistants carefully move yarn in and out of dye bath on spindle. Kathmandu, Nepal
 Skeins of wool are turned into balls for weaving. Kathmandu, Nepal
 Worker's hand paint carpet graph ahead of the weaving process. Kathmandu, Nepal
 Worker hand paints ornate carpet graph ahead of the weaving process. Kathmandu, Nepal
 Skeins of baled Tibetan wool. Ladakh, India
 Worker ties skeins of Tibetan wool to rings prior to the dying process. Kathmandu, Nepal
 A wooden oar is used to to dunk a Tibetan carpet in fresh mountain water during the washing process. Kathmandu, Nepal
 Workers douse a Tibetan carpet with fresh mountain water during the washing process. Kathmandu, Nepal
 Worker's use metal toothed brushes to pull hair and fiber from a Tibetan carpet during the washing process. Kathmandu, Nepal
 A carpet technician meticulously cuts the edges of a design that was woven into a silk and wool carpet. Kathmandu, Nepal
 A close up view of a carpet technician meticulously cutting an area where two design elements meet. Kathmandu, Nepal
 Carpet technicians roll newly made carpet. Kathmandu, Nepal
 Pure washed and carded Ladhaki cashmere. Ladakh, India
 A nomadic herder guides cashmere goats through rocky terrain to an area where the animals can graze. Harmony between land, animal, and human is essential to the process of creating traditional hand knotted carpets. Ladakh, India

Ladhaki nomadic child sits on a baby goat. Ladakh, India

Cashmere goats set out to graze. Ladakh, India

Ladhaki nomad combs fleece from cashmere goat. Ladakh, India

Ladakhi nomad shears sheep. Ladakh, India

Ladhaki nomadic family pose for a portrait with freshly sheared wool. Ladakh, India

Ladhaki sheep and goat herder's tent. Ladakh, India
 

A weaver weaves a carpet at a workshop. Kathmandu, Nepal.

Traditional wooden yarn spinning wheel with white Tibetan wool. Kathmandu, Nepal

A weaver uses a weaving rod to finish a row of knots. Kathmandu, Nepal

Freshly dyed banana silk yarn drying. Kathmandu, Nepal

Skeins of yarn absorb agents while rotated on spindle ahead of the dying process. The water is in a copper pot that is heated by Himalayan wood. Kathmandu, Nepal

A dyer's assistant prepares yarn for the dying process. Dye pots are heated by wood fires. Kathmandu, Nepal.

Dyer's assistant turns freshly dyed yarn on spindle. Kathmandu, Nepal

Yarn Handler prepares skeins of yarn. Kathmandu, Nepal

Dyer's assistants carefully move yarn in and out of dye bath on spindle. Kathmandu, Nepal

Skeins of wool are turned into balls for weaving. Kathmandu, Nepal

Worker's hand paint carpet graph ahead of the weaving process. Kathmandu, Nepal

Worker hand paints ornate carpet graph ahead of the weaving process. Kathmandu, Nepal

Skeins of baled Tibetan wool. Ladakh, India

Worker ties skeins of Tibetan wool to rings prior to the dying process. Kathmandu, Nepal

A wooden oar is used to to dunk a Tibetan carpet in fresh mountain water during the washing process. Kathmandu, Nepal

Workers douse a Tibetan carpet with fresh mountain water during the washing process. Kathmandu, Nepal

Worker's use metal toothed brushes to pull hair and fiber from a Tibetan carpet during the washing process. Kathmandu, Nepal

A carpet technician meticulously cuts the edges of a design that was woven into a silk and wool carpet. Kathmandu, Nepal

A close up view of a carpet technician meticulously cutting an area where two design elements meet. Kathmandu, Nepal

Carpet technicians roll newly made carpet. Kathmandu, Nepal

Pure washed and carded Ladhaki cashmere. Ladakh, India

A nomadic herder guides cashmere goats through rocky terrain to an area where the animals can graze. Harmony between land, animal, and human is essential to the process of creating traditional hand knotted carpets. Ladakh, India

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