TYPE: A  Tibetan tie-dyed cloth horse or yak cover / blanket

CIRCA: 1930, or possibly earlier

A finely woven tie-dyed trapezoid shaped blanket for use over a horse or yak. The front is made of four strips of finely woven nambu cloth horizontally sewn together. The maroon top strip has the tie-dyed ‘pulu’ design, while the bottom is a series of red and dark blue crosses. The back is of a much heavier cloth which appears to ‘sandwich’ another layer (of padding?) between it and the front side.

SIZE: 1.03m x 1.16m top x 1.50m bottom

WARP: wool

WEFT: wool


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