TYPE: A rectangular seating carpet (?)

CIRCA: early 1900’s

An odd size Tibetan carpet that was possibly used as a dais / bench cover or for seating, or may have been a custom order for some other specific purpose. The design is a variation of what is referred to in Tibet as pema chakdro (or ‘lotus in iron lockets’) although here, instead of a lotus flower, this design features the Chinese ‘shou’ character, or longevity symbol, which is a rare departure from the norm, while the outer border mimics the much loved tie-dyed tigma pattern. All natural dyes with a beautiful abrashed blue and a supersaturated red. A very attractive piece with a rather rare design variation.

SIZE: 1.13m x 0.49m

WARP: wool

WEFT: wool

KNOT COUNT: 28 kpsi

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