TYPE: a tiger striped Tibetan khaden

CIRCA: 1900

A beautiful Tibetan khaden featuring an abstract design of a tiger pelt, with its stripes emanating off to either side of the ‘backbone’. This type of designed carpet had various uses, i.e. tantric rites, Buddhist ceremonies, and even covering the packs of a well-to-do travelers goods on horse or yaks so as to ward off evil spirits. All natural dyes, consisting of a strongly abrashed walnut brown main field and a magnificent, almost shimmering, electric blue for the stripes. A collectors piece. [For more on Tibetan tiger carpets see the book specifically about them entitled The Tiger Rugs Of Tibet by Mimi Lipton.]

SIZE: 1.37m x 0.72m

WARP: wool

WEFT: wool

KNOT COUNT: 21 kpsi

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