TYPE: A tiger striped takyeb, for the forehead of a horse or a yak

CIRCA: 1900’s (2nd quarter)

While by no means rare, a not often seen tiger striped takyeb used as a decoration for the forehead of a horse or a yak. The main field is natural un-dyed greyish-brown wool, while the stripes themselves are an un-dyed dark brown wool. Of interest is that this takyeb is not woven with a ‘Tibetan knot’, but a knot that is used throughout the rest of China; the first and only example I have seen with this knot.

SIZE: 0.25m x 0.25m

WARP: cotton

WEFT: cotton

KNOT COUNT: 54 kpsi

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