Tiger rugs have been used historically by practitioners to symbolize power over the self as well as offer protection to the meditator from outside interference.
The knot used in creating Tibetan rugs is unique, compared to Turkish or Persian knots. The process involves the use of a rod and the pile thread wraps around the two warp threads then looping over the rod before moving on in the sequence. This technique results in a continuous thread that only stops for a color change.
These Tiger rugs are made from either 100% silk which is softer and more lustrous or 100% wool. One hundred knots per inch are used in the construction of these rugs and natural dyes result in more organic color tones.