TYPE: Tibetan seating carpet with crane & bats

CIRCA: 1920

A two-toned naturally dyed Tibetan seating carpet – or shugden – with light blue coloured motifs of various sorts over a darker blue background. The outer border consist of assorted esoteric symbols while the center field has what appears to be a crane with open wings (or a phoenix?) in the center roundel and luck bestowing bats in the four corners. It was made circa 1920, has good pile with subtle abrash, a cotton warp and wool weft and is backed by a blue cotton cloth. It is in very good condition.

SIZE: 0.84m x 0.60m

WARP: Cotton

WEFT: Wool