Wool Tiger Carpet, TIbet, late 18th/early 20th Century
Lot 1123
A tiger meditation rug Tibet, late 19th/early 20th century
Sold for US$ 6,875 inc. premium
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A tiger meditation rug
Tibet, late 19th/early 20th century
Wool with wool foundation; woven in the form of a realistic orange and and black pelt of a tiger, with a central column of paired stripes creating elliptical motifs opposed by inverted forms at each side. His head is drawn with bulging eyes and exposed fangs and the whole flanked by flowers and multicolored bands at the top and bottom.
65 x 42 in. (165.1 x 106.7 cm.)

Footnotes

  • Compare with a similar composition with floral element at top and sides in Lipton, Tiger Rugs of Tibet, 1988, no. 101, p. 120.

    Provenance:
    Private Collection, Paris.
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