TYPE: a small tibetan seating carpet or mat

CIRCA: 1900-1920

Beautiful richly coloured naturally dyed Tibetan small seating carpet. The three dimensional ‘Greek T’ main border encloses an inner secondary border with crosses that mimic the tie-dyed tigma pattern much beloved by Tibetans, while in the center field clouds encase a stylised double dorje. The center-field itself is a mix of deep rich green dyed wool mixed with a natural brown wool that is then marled together to make the exquisite abrashed pile. All richly saturated natural dyes, wool warp and weft and made in the early 19th century (i.e. circa 1920 or before). A very attractive and well constructed piece.

SIZE: 0.55m x 0.52m (not inc. fringe)

WARP: wool

WEFT: wool

KNOT COUNT: 48 kpsi