TYPE: Tibetan horse or yak cover / blanket with double dorje motifs

CIRCA: 1920’s

A trapezoidal shaped takheb carpet meant for use as horse or yak cover / blanket. The lower portion features a design of alternating black and red cross-like motifs – that are almost certainly meant to portray  stylised ‘double dorjes’ – on an un-dyed wool field. The lower portion is separated from the top band / panel by a strip of pearls. The top panel then turns to an abrashed red field with black and un-dyed wool “cross’s”; the red used there being somewhat darker than that used in the “cross’s” in the lower field. It has wool warp and weft and was made sometime in the 1920’s. Overall a solid decorative piece in very good condition.

SIZE: 1.12m vertical x 1.45m @ bottom x 0.99m @ top

WARP: wool

WEFT: wool

KNOT COUNT: Approx. 30