HUNTING AND GATHERING
China, Tibet and East Turkestan
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18. 
Small rug with dragons
Tibet
Circa 1900
76 x 63 cm (30 x 25 in.)


Knot count: 11 H x 6 V = 66 kpsi
Colours: cranberry red, strawberry red, rose, dark blue, light blue, light green, light brown, beige (8)
Condition: localised areas of wear. Original sides and ends, the latter bound with red fabric.
Notes: A very unusual rug depicting opposing dragons sprouting from the sacred mountain, flanked on the right by cartoon-like masked creatures. I havenít found any comparables in the literature. The red cotton bindings at each end suggest that it might have been intended for monastic purposes.

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