Triple Medallion Tibetan Carpet with Orange Border

The traditional Tibetan triple-medallion design of this rug is characterised by a rich orange-brown border populated by whimsical, fairy-like creatures. The Greek key (meander) pattern of the inner border separates this bright and playful perimeter from the more sombre main field, where three unequal medallions rest on a black background.

The triple-medallion design, which is 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 either coins or Buddhist mandalas, while some scholars believe that the three-medallion arrangement is derived from figurative representations of the Buddha flanked by two attendants.

Country of Origin: Tibet

Size: 2'7'' x 4'5''

Age: circa 1930

Material: Wool

Product Code: A10-109

Price: Rs37,000

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