Checkerboard fragment (17) (171)

Tibetan checkerboard rug fragment

Age: circa 1850

Size: 2'.9"x2'.5" (84x74 cm)

Although reduced in size,the simple and direct appeal of this two tone,red and light blue,piece is not impaired.The Tibetan knot is used and this gives it a chunky but pliable handle.The warp is cotton and so is the weft.Although spot worn,there is no restoration to this attractive example.

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