A stunning under-saddle carpet (makden) with a relatively high (for Tibetan) knot count that, given the colours, was made for ecclesiastical use. A bat – the symbol of good fortune – and flowers fill the rich red field on either side of a beautifully abrashed mixed yellow-green center, while the main border features various ‘cartouche-ed’ flowers and other symbols. Excellent condition with natural dyes. A collectors piece. ALREADY SOLD.