A pair of khagangma
92 x 90 cm (3’ x 2’11”)
|| asymmetrically Tibetan knotted silk pile on a cotton foundation
|| A possibly unique pair of silk meditation mats decorated by the so-called brocade square pattern, a design based on the patchwork of silk brocaded textiles. Here we see a pattern composed of three different brocade designs, framed by the pattern of the inner square, thus creating a pleasing three dimensional effect which can be fully visualized when joining the two mats close to each other.
|| D.K. Myers, Temple, Household, Horseback: Rugs of the Tibetan Plateau, Washington, D.C., 1984, pl. 61, p. 90.