TYPE: A tibetan horse or yak cover / blanket

CIRCA: 1920’s – 1930

A striking trapezoidal shaped takheb carpet, with predominately orange undertones, meant for use as a horse or yak cover / blanket. The lower portion exhibits a multi coloured design, with window-like squares enclosed within red squares which are themselves enclosed in an abrashed blue trellis, with the various coloured ‘windows’ orientated in a angular direction, and an ‘angular T shaped’ strip separating the lower portion from the subtly abrashed upper orange panel. (A similar designed carpet – but with smaller intricate ‘windows’ – can be seen published on page 51, Woven Jewels; Tibetan Rugs from Southern California Collections.) A mix of fast aniline and natural dyes, which while colourful, are mellow rather than ‘glaring’. A strong piece with a presence.

SIZE: 0.93m vertical x 1.30m @ bottom x 0.98m @ top

WARP: cotton

WEFT: wool

KNOT COUNT: Approx. 50 kpsi

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