Himalayan Consensus micro-enterprise program launched "Save the Tibetan Tiger Rug", an action initiative intended to achieve the following goals:

  • Revive traditional rug weaving and dying techniques to keep them alive in the old heritage section of Lhasa.
  • Empower disenfranchised women with skills, employment, sense of self-respect and cultural identity within a community.
  • Send a strong environmental message through the example of tiger rug revival.
  • Serve as an example of evolving traditional crafts as part of cultural sustainable development.