TYPE: Twelve lotus-flower khaden

CIRCA: 1900 – early 1900’s

A beautifully designed and balanced ‘Pema Chuni’ (twelve lotuses) Tibetan khaden, with the twelve lotus design actually being made up with three separate / individual sets of four lotus flowers. it has no borders and relies on the lotus flowers and stylised vines for its sinuous visual appeal; the design being once very popular in Tibet. [For published examples of the type see top of page 107, in the book Of Wool And Loom by Trinely Chodrak and Kesang Tashi and also page 68, plate 50 in Woven Jewels; Tibetan Rugs from Southern California Collections.] Hand spun cotton warp with hand spun (undyed brown and white) wool weft, and pile (that would benefit from a professional wash). Seemingly all natural dyes with the possible exception of the pink, with a lovely subtle abrash throughout the coloured flowers and vines. A striking piece with a classic design.

SIZE: 1.51m x 0.80m

WARP: cotton

WEFT: wool

KNOT COUNT: 60 kpsi