TYPE: Deep indigo blue khaden with many small flowers

CIRCA: 1900 / early 1900’s

A striking Tibetan khaden featuring multiple flower heads, or blossoms, spread evenly throughout a deep indigo blue abrashed center field, while simple geometric designs in bold red anchor the four corners. There is only one border, also in a bold red, which mimics the red nambu cloth borders often seen on Tibetan carpets. Of interest is that most of the flowers, fifty five in all, are of a different colour, however slight in some cases that may be. All the dyes are natural, rich and saturated, the warp is cotton, while the weft and pile are of hand-spun wool (note that red dyed wool has been used for weft in parts). It was made in the early 1900’s and the pile is good throughout (what may look like excessive wear in the dark blue of the main field is nothing but abrash in the indigo blue dye used). Overall it is in excellent condition with no repairs or reweaves.

SIZE: 176cm x 86cm

WARP: Cotton

WEFT: Wool

KNOT COUNT: 27kpsi +/-

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