TYPE: A tsuktruk woven tibetan ‘above-saddle’ carpet

CIRCA: 1920’s

A beautiful, extremely soft three paneled Tibetan Masho – or above-saddle carpet – tightly woven using the tsuktruk method. It is constructed of lustrous un-dyed and extremely fine very dark brown wool with a strikingly elaborate undyed lighter brown medallion – that appears almost golden against the dark background – floating in the center panel. Given there is very little wear and no signs of the thick padded backing encountered on other tsukrdruk type above-saddle carpets (see example –  https://warpandweft.club/portfolio-item/mashos-item-2/), it seems to have been rarely used, probably only on special occasions, and possibly kept more as an heirloom by a wealthy family, with only all natural dyes and all hand-spun wool – for warp, weft and pile – used in its construction. Given there are no repairs or damages it is certainly worthy of attention as it is a very attractive piece with an entrancing presence in near perfect condition.

SIZE:  0.89m x 0.58m

WARP: wool

WEFT: wool


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