TYPE: A Tibetan over-saddle carpet with snow lions

CIRCA: 1920

An over-saddle carpet (masho) featuring two snow lions chasing a central flaming jewel orb in an orange field. The outer border, while no means rare, is somewhat uncommon in that it consist of dragons and peacocks – which are more often seen in the central field – on a red background. The inner border is of the T meander. All natural dyes, the primary colours of which suggest ecclesiastical use.

SIZE: 0.67m x 0.56m

WARP: cotton

WEFT: wool

KNOT COUNT: 77 kpsi

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