TYPE: Double dragon makden & masho saddle carpet set from Bhutan

CIRCA: 1940’s – 1960’s

A saddle carpet set (both under-saddle and over-saddle; i.e. a makden and a masho) from Bhutan – but most probably made in Tibet – featuring two dragons and, given the large size, probably made for use on a yak (See example of a boy on a yak with similar saddle including the squiggly ‘gold’ trim around the edges, taken in Bhutan.)


SIZE: Under-saddle 158 @btm x 105 @top x 73cm @cntr vertical: Above-saddle 94 x 68cm

WARP: wool

WEFT:  cotton

KNOT COUNT:  n/a – back covered