TYPE: A short tibetan ‘runner’ in Wangden style

CIRCA: late 1800’s

A short warp-faced back runner (long carpet) woven in the Wangden valley region of Tibet. This thick heavy carpet with its ladder-like design was probably woven specifically for monks to sit on in a monastery. These think sturdy carpets were perfect for long periods of meditation or discourse as they provided the maximum seating insulation when place upon cold floors. All natural dyes that have been mellowed by time and use.

SIZE: 2.10m x 0.97m inc fringe

WARP: wool and hair

WEFT: wool


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