TYPE: a tibetan ‘under-saddle’ carpet with bats

CIRCA: 1920

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.

SIZE: 1.20m x 0.66m (inc. red felt border)

WARP: cotton

WEFT: wool

KNOT COUNT: 78 kpsi

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