Tibetan Wool Mat
It is likely that carpet weaving in Tibet has a long history. That being said, there is not a lot of substantial evidence or material on early carpet weaving. Most of the carpets that have survived have done so only as a result of their use in high altitude monasteries where they were seldom used as seating and pillar covers.
Made of all wool with a high cut pile, this rug was most likely a sitting mat. The overall pattern has repeating floral beige medallions on a rich orange ground surrounded with smaller abstract images. The medallions throughout the mat create a great sense of movement and a suggestion of Chinese influence.
Circa: 19th c.
Dimensions: 29" X 24"
Inventory number: TX4734