拉吉普的地毯 Rajpur Tibetan Women Center for Handicraft/Carpet

今天去薩迦中心再往上走一點的西藏婦女中心,就是一個迷你藏族村,只有幾戶人家,但有兩座居民禱告的小廟,特色是那裡的地毯編織中心。

Not far away from Sakya Center along the Rajpur Road is this Tibetan Women Center. It is a mini Tibetan settlement with only a few households, two small temples for the residents and a carpet weaving workshop.
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兩年前喇嘛帶我來買了一塊地毯,覺得品質非常好,所以這次想來訂做一塊,抗回家。(上次那塊留在印度朋友那裡了)。

小塊的地毯(特別是座墊型的)、衣服、包包都可以在門市商店直接買現成的,但是大塊的得預訂。

I bought a small carpet a couple of years ago and found the quality excellent. So I was thinking of getting a proper one and bring it back home. (The previous one is now with a friend in India.) The smaller ones can be purchased at the showroom while larger ones need to be ordered.

展廳 / their showroom
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現在適逢他們忙著準備幾天後達賴喇嘛前來的事情,都去做環境清潔工作了,所以工作坊是空盪盪的。辦公室的東祝很不好意思的告訴我,九月份之後,工人要放假,冬天不在這裡,等明年二月回來之後才有可能做我的地毯——同時牆上已經貼滿了很多待開始的訂單……所以我要是明年夏天能拿到我的地毯就已經算是不錯了。
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People are busy cleaning the place as HH Dalai Lama is coming in a few days. And then the workers will be away for winter so my order is in the queue for next year’s production and hopefully I can get it by mid of 2013!

也沒辦法,現在是求大於供的狀態,需求很大,但是年輕人不願意做這種活,所以熟練工有限。

這是原料倉庫和紡紗的地方,毛線來自瓦拉納西那一帶
Raw materials warehouse with wool from Varanasi area
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這是編織中心,左邊那塊大地毯是歐洲人訂製的,由五個人同時編——這個客人家裡一定很大~
The weaving workshop. The big carpet in the left picture was ordered by an European and has 5 people working together for it!
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這是辦公室的現貨,大部份都是別人訂做的。右邊小塊的是汽車座墊。
These are the finished products in the office, mostly tailor made stuff. The smaller ones are for car seats.
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我訂了一塊這個花色4×6呎的。圖片中的是3×5,一般在印度拿來舖床的。
I ordered this pattern in 4×6 feet – their standard one is 3×5 for bed.
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爬到編織廠樓上,後山景觀很好。右邊遠處山頭上是止貢噶舉的閉關中心。
View from the rooftop of the workshop. You can see the Drikung Kagyu retreat center on the hill.
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這兩天想著要供花,走回家的路上,在路邊看到這一樹小白花,於是請了幾朵回家供佛。
I have been thinking of offering flowers these 2 days. On my way home, saw a tree full of these cute little white flowers when walking along the Rajpur Road and invited a few of them to join me making offerings to the Buddha 🙂
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