Tibetan pillar rugs are a unique form of rug making that have been a part of Tibetan culture for centuries. They are known for their intricate designs and cultural significance, and are still used in homes and temples today. They were originally used as backrests for people sitting on the floor, but eventually became an important part of Tibetan temple and monastery decor. In Tibetan culture, pillars are believed to be sacred and are often decorated with elaborate designs and patterns. Tibetan pillar rugs were created to adorn these pillars, and were often commissioned by wealthy patrons to showcase their devotion to their religion.