HUNTING AND GATHERING
China, Tibet and East Turkestan
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25. 
Yak collar with rice grain pattern
Tibet
Circa 1900
63 x 12 cm (25 x 5 in.)


Knot count: 9 H x 6 V = 54 kpsi
Colours: pink, dark blue, dark brown, ivory (4)
Condition: very good pile overall with a tiny spot of wear at one end due to friction with the yak’s neck.
Notes: A very unusual pile trapping used as an ornament for the yak, embellished by an allover pattern of rice grains, a design taken from the repertoire of antique Ningxia carpets.

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