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Magnificent Tibetan takheb carpet intended for use as a horse or yak cover / blanket, with a stunning, visually attractive, elaborate lattice-like design as the main field. The top horizontal panel is  ...
Magnificent Tibetan takheb carpet intended for use as a horse or yak cover / blanket, with a stunning, visually attractive, elaborate lattice-like design as the main field. The top horizontal panel is  ...
Magnificent Tibetan takheb carpet intended for use as a horse or yak cover / blanket, with a stunning, visually attractive, elaborate lattice-like design as the main field. The top horizontal panel is  ...
Magnificent Tibetan takheb carpet intended for use as a horse or yak cover / blanket, with a stunning, visually attractive, elaborate lattice-like design as the main field. The top horizontal panel is  ...
Magnificent Tibetan takheb carpet intended for use as a horse or yak cover / blanket, with a stunning, visually attractive, elaborate lattice-like design as the main field. The top horizontal panel is  ...
Magnificent Tibetan takheb carpet intended for use as a horse or yak cover / blanket, with a stunning, visually attractive, elaborate lattice-like design as the main field. The top horizontal panel is  ...
Magnificent Tibetan takheb carpet intended for use as a horse or yak cover / blanket, with a stunning, visually attractive, elaborate lattice-like design as the main field. The top horizontal panel is  ...
Magnificent Tibetan takheb carpet intended for use as a horse or yak cover / blanket, with a stunning, visually attractive, elaborate lattice-like design as the main field. The top horizontal panel is  ...
Magnificent Tibetan takheb carpet intended for use as a horse or yak cover / blanket, with a stunning, visually attractive, elaborate lattice-like design as the main field. The top horizontal panel is  ...
Magnificent Tibetan takheb carpet intended for use as a horse or yak cover / blanket, with a stunning, visually attractive, elaborate lattice-like design as the main field. The top horizontal panel is inter-spaced with various coloured flowers, while inside the lattice-like design in the main field are 'gau box' amulet-like designs placed one inside the other. The pile, which is full and even throughout, is of extremely fine wool with primarily natural dyes (although several aniline colours appear present) with the main red field showing an exquisitely fine, subtle abrash. All colours are very 'fast', with no migration of dyes whatsoever. Very unusual, although taking nothing away from this piece - almost adding to its appeal as a matter of fact - is the red 'nambu' cloth strip separating the two halves (as these type of carpets are usually one piece), which appears to have some (as yet) undeciphered Tibetan script (a name?) sewn into almost the top right of this center cloth strip (see close-up photo). Another very narrow strip of this same red nambu cloth also completely encircles / stabilises the very edges of the carpet. Although it is an unusual shape for its type, it is a purpose-woven horse / yak blanket / carpet, not a 'fragment' (of a larger carpet) that has been subsequently remade into a horse / yak blanket. This can clearly be seen / envisaged by the (intentionally woven) half flowers at either end of the top horizontal panel, and also the (intentionally woven) half 'gau-box'-like designs across the bottom of the carpet just back from the very edge (as can be respectively seen close-up in two of the above images). Also please note the exceptional fineness of the wool used to make the pile (see close-up of knotting in above 'boxed in' image above). This has obviously been a very well looked after treasured possession and probably only used on ceremonial occasions, hence the excellent condition with full pile. Cotton warp and wool weft, size 1.14m (45") vertical; 1.14m (45") across the top; 1.40m (55") across the bottom, woven circa 1920. All in all a truly unique very collectible piece. (For more detailed information on saddle carpets please see https://warpandweft.club/saddle-carpet-shapes/)
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