TYPE: Raw silk blanket from Bhutan

CIRCA: early 1900’s

Finely hand-woven four paneled raw silk Bhutanese blanket (i.e. four individually woven strips or panels sewn together post weaving) made with all natural dyes, almost certainly in Bhutan, or at a very remote possibility, Tibet. There is a small tear along one of the panel joins at bottom, and some unraveling nearby, as shown in one close-up photo above, otherwise it is in excellent condition. First time on the market since collected from a Bhutanese national (whose parents had owned it for longer than he could remember) in Kathmandu circa 1970, having been in the one collectors hands since then. A rare find today, seeing as it is with good age and overall condition.

SIZE: 1.95m (inc. fringe) x 1.37m

WARP: raw silk

WEFT: raw silk

KNOT COUNT:  n/a