TYPE: Tibetan khaden with Chinese brocade design

CIRCA: 1900 / early 1900’s

Khad-Tib-19

A Tibetan khaden with a center field design that is generally associated as mimicking Chinese silk brocade. It consists of eight full roundels, six half roundels springing from the sides and four quarter roundels that anchor the corners. Thus we have a well balanced and spacious center field that is then enclosed in a yungdrung (lucky swastika) meander border. There are only two colours used, a burgundy coloured red as the background, which is quite heavily abashed throughout, and a brighter ‘lipstick’ red for the roundels. It was made circa 1900, the dyes are natural and the warp, weft and pile are all hand-spun wool. it has lowish but adequate even pile throughout, and both ends are intact and have been folded over and secured underneath. Overall it is a striking piece in quite good condition.

SIZE: 169cm x 90cm

WARP:  Wool

WEFT: Wool

KNOT COUNT:  42kpsi