HUNTING AND GATHERING
China, Tibet and East Turkestan
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21. 
Tiger pelt rug
Tibet
Circa 1900
154 x 85 cm (61 x 33.5 in.)


Knot count: 7 H x 4 V = 28 kpsi
Colours: 154 x 85 cm (61 x 33.5 in.)
Condition: full lush pile with original sides and ends. A few scattered rewoven areas.
Notes: The tiger pelt was a symbol of high rank in Tibet, employed almost exclusively on weavings destined to the religious as well as secular upper class. Following a series of important exhibitions and publications, rugs of this type have become exceedingly rare and sought after.

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