Although we’re a newly established company, Rug Exports’ actual history dates back almost forty years ago when our father set up a small carpet shop to attract the many tourists visiting Nepal back then. Go back further in time and it is clear how many Tibetans like our father Ngawang, possessed this carpet weaving method that was passed on from generations to generations from Tibet.
Like so many other fellow Tibetans, our parent’s families found refuge in a tiny settlement in Jawalakhel, Nepal back in the late 1950’s. Many organizations and governments sought to help us during the time but it was the Swiss Government that cleverly incorporated the ancient method of Tibetan carpet weaving and turned it into a revenue generating economy for the countless Tibetan refugees now living in Nepal. This helped sustain the Tibetan refugees by providing a livelihood to support themselves. Seeing this as an opportunity, Ngawang set up a small shop in Jawalakhel which would eventually turn into our parent company Inter Lama Carpet, also known as Eastern Lama Carpet. As he dealt with the shop and its many tourists, Ngawang bumped into a German wholesale dealer and very soon found himself immersed in countless orders from Germany and the rest of Europe. Business grew and expanded and soon enough, Inter Lama Carpet was one of the top leading exporters of Nepal.
Rug Exports is the product of this history and journey and it now aims to step into the modern era of the carpet world. We strive to create area rugs made from the finest Himalayan wool that are highly durable. Undergoing a process that is centuries old and passed on from generations makes each of our rugs unique and helps to preserve an ancient livelihood. Every process is done by hand to our client’s exact specifications. We specialize in creating exquisite handcrafted Tibetan rugs ranging from traditional and classical designs to modern and contemporary. Our aim is to establish a platform where we can readily provide our clients with a piece of décor that will accent any home, workspace, etc. Our goal is to garner an overall customer satisfaction by working to fulfill and provide our clients with quality rugs for years to come.