Mina-Khani Beige Tibetan Carpet

Subtle beige, pink and blue hues characterise this triple-medallion carpet from Tibet. The triple-medallion design, also found in rugs from the Caucasus and from East Turkestan, is common in the Tibetan tradition. In Tibet, the medallions are said to symbolise coins or Buddhist mandalas, while some scholars believe that the three-medallion arrangement is derived from representations of the Buddha flanked by two attendants.

In this case, however, the carpet's design betrays the strong influence that Persian and Turkic carpet-weaving traditions have had on Tibetan rugs. The main field consists of an hexagonal medallion filled with a simplified Mina-Khani pattern, while the three medallions are reminiscent of the gul motifs found in Turkmen rugs.

The border, on the other hand, is quite Tibetan in its idiosyncrasy: it is made up of large cartouches containing whimsical, indistinct forms that resemble splashes of watercolour.

Country of Origin: Tibet

Size: 2'11 x 5'2''

Age: circa 1930

Material: Wool

Product Code: A10-108

Price: Rs44,000

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