July 26, 2021
Creating the Radhi Rug
The Tradition of Creating the Radhi Rug in Nepal
What were the rugs used for traditionally?
In Hindu culture the rugs are used for rituals for when someone has deceased, they are seen as the ‘purest’ object where the Hindu priest would sit to make the rituals, or for family members to sleep on when visiting. Just as the families will fast and avoid onion and garlic to eat ‘clean food’.
In the villages in Nepal people don’t have sofas, therefore they would arrange a straw mat and put this rug on top since generations.
Here the weavers, Krishna and Belu Maya explain a bit about the weaving process: