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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 mimics the much loved 'tigma' tie-dyed design pattern favoured by Tibetans,  ...
Three panels from what was once a much longer runner made in the Baotou-Suiyuan region of China. Given the outer border design mimics the much loved 'tigma' tie-dyed design pattern favoured by Tibetans,  ...
Three panels from what was once a much longer runner made in the Baotou-Suiyuan region of China. Given the outer border design mimics the much loved 'tigma' tie-dyed design pattern favoured by Tibetans,  ...
Three panels from what was once a much longer runner made in the Baotou-Suiyuan region of China. Given the outer border design mimics the much loved 'tigma' tie-dyed design pattern favoured by Tibetans,  ...
Three panels from what was once a much longer runner made in the Baotou-Suiyuan region of China. Given the outer border design mimics the much loved 'tigma' tie-dyed design pattern favoured by Tibetans, it would be safe to assume this was made for either a monastery of aristocratic personage in Tibet. The center square features a dragon frolicking in clouds, with the yellow squares having archaic styled dragons in each corner, while the red square has bats in each corner. Each square is then surround be a minor border featuring the precious jewel, which itself is enclosed within a border featuring a design sometimes referred to as a 'flowered diamond'. a mix of aniline and natural dyes (there is speculation that the purple / mauve could even be from mauveine, the earliest synthesized aniline dye), and other than having been shortened from a longer runner, it is in very good condition. [a similar designed runner, although much longer, and with a similar knot count can be seen published on page 91, in the book Carpets From China, Xinjiang And Tibet by Lennart Larsson Jnr.] Made in the latter half of the 1800's, cotton warp and wool weft, size 2.00m x 0.74m (78.75" x 29"). Altogether a very interesting collectable piece.
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