TYPE: three medallion khaden

CIRCA: early 1900’s

A beautiful Tibetan khaden featuring three mandala shaped medallions with floral centers on an indigo dyed, subtly abrashed, dark blue center field. The borders consist of several guard strips of various colours, while interlocking yungdrung (lucky swastikas) form the main border, and a simple ‘T’ meander, and another of pearls, form the two minor borders. The far outer border is ‘felt’ covered with red nambu cloth, a common practice on (old) Tibetan carpets, and it is backed by a blue cotton cloth (a later addition). The pile is thick and glossy and all the dyes are natural, the warp is cotton and the weft is wool and was made in the early 1900’s. It was collected as is in Kathmandu, Nepal, from a Tibetan in the early 1970’s and has been in the one collectors hands ever since. It is in very good condition.

SIZE: 147cm x 80cm

WARP: Cotton

WEFT: Wool

KNOT COUNT: approx. 49kpsi

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