Warped and Wefted

  • Two seating squares (sometimes referred to as ‘mediation’ squares / carpets) that have almost certainly come from a much longer Tibetan ‘runner’ ... read more
    price:  Well priced. Please inquire

  • The lavishly illustrated book ‘Dragon and Horse: Saddle Rugs and Other Horse Tack from China and Beyond’ (published 2013). Out of print ... read more
    price:  90 Euros plus postage

  • Lustrous beautifully abrashed burgundy coloured four panel Tibetan tsuktruk with soft deep pile in excellent condition with no damage or repairs. These ... read more
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  • Chinese Civil Rank Buzi (pu zi) or ‘insignia badge’ (also often referred to as ‘Mandarin Squares’), hand woven in silk - the ... read more
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  • Very unusual Tibetan saddle carpet. What at first glance looks like your ‘normal’ oval shaped under-saddle carpet (that is, two halves simply ... read more
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  • Tibet. Unique pile-less seating square woven in a very interesting and unusual knotting style, being either rural or nomadic work with primarily ... read more
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  • Tibet. An elaborate crescent shaped yellow pile-woven hat denoting monks of the Gelugpa sect (and hence are often referred to as the ... read more
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  • An exquisite Kurdish pile-woven mafrash panel from the far North West of Persia (Iran) or the far southern Caucasus with a double ... read more
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  • Beautiful Tibetan seating square featuring a mandala like center motif afloat in a light 'goldish-brown' field sparingly decorated with clouds, with the ... read more
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  • Unique pictorial carpet from the Baotou-Suiyuan region of China depicting a hawk or eagle resting on a gnarled old tree, staring down ... read more
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  • Mafrash are primarily from eastern Turkey, far north western Iran (Persia)  and the southern Caucasus, although they are not only made there. ... read more
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  • Finnish long pile woolen ryijy (pronounced roo-e-you), or 'rug' in English, woven circa 1850 or before in the traditional old rural style ... read more
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  • Ningxia 'above saddle' carpet. These were usually made as a two piece set, that is an odd shaped one for below the ... read more
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  • Rare very old five paneled Tibetan runner from the 19th century with both ends intact (i.e. this has not been shortened from ... read more
    price:  SOLD. Thank you!

  • An unusual Tibetan seating square, possibly used in a monastic environment for a monk to sit on. The center mandala-like design features ... read more
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  • Stunningly beautiful 19th century Ningxia 'runner' - or very long carpet - consisting of 14 squares, that was made in the Ningxia ... read more
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  • Tibetan tantric rugs are the seats of power generally employed by practitioners of esoteric Tibetan Vajrayana Buddhism. These rugs typically depict a ... read more
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  • Tibetan under-saddle carpet (makden) featuring a bird - most likely a peacock, which is a rare design for the center field ... read more
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  • Beautiful 19th century Inner Mongolian (i.e. the Baotou - Suiyuan region of China) 'wasp-wasted' under saddle carpet with all natural dyes and ... read more
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  • When this rug was first seen by me many many years ago it had a ragged outer blue covered felt border that ... read more
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  • Strikingly vibrant Tibetan khaden with three medallions and the so-called 'frog foot' design scattered throughout the center field. The main border is ... read more
    price:  900 Euro O.N.O.

  • Tibetan under-saddle carpet (makden) of the so-called 'butterfly type', the shape of which is generally believed to have been 'introduced' by the ... read more
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  • So-called Gansu-kilim. When describing an almost identical ink painted kilim-like tapestry in the highly recommended book Early Carpets and Tapestries on the ... read more
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  • Tibetan khaden with various shades of blue making up the so-called 'gau box', or amulet, design evenly interspaced throughout the brown main ... read more
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  • Finnish ryijy (Swedish 'rya') designed by Leena Kaisa Halme entitled ‘Jääpuikkoja’ (in English ‘icicle’). Ryijy's / rya's are traditional Scandinavian wool rugs ... read more
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  • Three panels from what was once a much longer runner made in the Baotou-Suiyuan region of China. Given the outer border design ... read more
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  • Finnish ryijy (Swedish 'rya') entitled ‘Liekit’ (in English ‘flames’). Ryijy's / rya's are traditional Scandinavian wool rugs with a long pile, often ... read more
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  • Attractive and very interesting carpet, seemingly from the Baotou-Suiyuan region of China with deep rich lustrous colours. And 'seemingly from Baotou-Suiyuan' only ... read more
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  • Complete two piece set of Tibetan saddle carpets with a matched design,that is both the under-saddle (makden) and over-saddle (masho) carpets, which ... read more
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  • Stunningly beautiful relatively large Tibetan seating square in unaltered original condition with a central yundrung (swastika) motif and multiple borders all made ... read more
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  • Beautiful richly coloured naturally dyed Tibetan small seating carpet or mat. The three dimensional 'Greek t' main border encloses an inner secondary ... read more
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  • Bold Finnish ryijy (Swedish 'rya') handmade by Tellervo Strommer while at Kotiteollisuusopisto (or Home Industry College in English) in Hämeenlinna, Finland; the ... read more
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  • Scandinavian wedding-bed cover with thick sheep's wool backing made in Sweden in 1907. Certainly a one-off village made piece prepared specifically as ... read more
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  • Magnificent scalloped-cornered saddle carpet made of the highest quality wool from Inner Mongolia, probably made in the Baotou area. a master dyer ... read more
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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 ... read more
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  • Rare old Tibetan runner with an overall minimalist appearance. It has the so-called Greek or Running t motif as the primary border, ... read more
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  • Very appealing medium sized Chinese carpet, most likely from the Ningxia area. The large 'Running t' main boarder anchors a richly saturated ... read more
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  • Finnish ryijy handmade by Aino Salo. Ryijy's (Swedish 'rya') are traditional Scandinavian wool rugs with a long pile, often 'shaggy', and usually ... read more
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  • Finnish ryijy (Swedish rya) are traditional Scandinavian wool rugs with a long pile, often 'shaggy', and usually between 2.5cm to 5cm (1 ... read more
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  • Beautiful rendering of a benevolent dragon ‘pillar’ carpet from the Ningxia region of China, circa 2nd quarter of the 1900's, made specifically ... read more
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  • Tibetan khaden, early 1900's, with lustrous thick piled natural dyed wool sporting a central mandala-like motif with what appear to be 'leaves' ... read more
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  • The Tiger Rugs of Tibet by Mimi Lipton (1988). Considered the definitive work on Tibetan tiger rugs when published, it is still ... read more
    price:  SOLD. Thank you!

  • a rolakan weaving from the south of Sweden. The rolakan weaving technique is a Scandinavian single interlocked tapestry technique that denotes a ... read more
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  • a Finnish long pile ryijy by Kirsti Ilvessalo (1920 – 2019), the design entitled “Metsässä-palaa” (or in English; ‘Burning in the forest’). ... read more
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  • a stunning double (or 'crossed') vajra / dorje (visvavajra) Ningxia meditation seating square with a forceful presence, and a visual energy woven ... read more
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  • An unusual floral piece, from the Baotou-Suiyuan region of China, in that as opposed to the usual predominately blue colour, it has ... read more
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  • a matched pair of fringed Tibetan carpets of a somewhat uncommon central design. That is, while the main motif of the center ... read more
    price:  SOLD. Thanks for the inquiries!

  • Tibetan khaden, or ‘bed size’ carpet. Six bats - a symbol for happiness because of the Chinese name for bat is fu, ... read more
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