TYPE: A takyeb, or horse / yak forehead decoration  SOLD

CIRCA: 1920’s – 1930’s

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. Its design features a well executed clutch of the auspicious flaming ‘precious jewels’ emanating from a lotus as the central motif, and has two simple flowers upper left and right. Made circa the 1920’s / 1930’s it has wool warp and weft and as was the common practice, it is backed by cloth – which was replaced as needed over the years when worn out from use. Other than it could use a wash, is in very good condition. Very attractively priced. ALREADY SOLD.

SIZE: 0.23m x 0.20m

WARP: wool

WEFT: wool

KNOT COUNT: unknown (backing not removed)