TYPE: A takyeb, or horse / yak forehead decoration

CIRCA: 1920’s – 1930’s

A Tibetan horse trapping known as a ‘takyeb’Takyeb’s were used for decorating the forehead of a horse, yak or dzo (a cross between a yak and a cow), and often seen on the lead animal/s in a Himalayan pack train (as in the example above). Its design features a well executed clutch of the flaming ‘precious jewels’ as the central motif and has two simple flowers upper left and right. As was the common practice it is backed by cloth  – which was replaced as needed over the years when worn out from use – and is in very good condition.

SIZE: 0.23m x 0.20m

WARP: wool

WEFT: wool

KNOT COUNT: unknown (backing not removed)

error: Content is protected !!