Triple Medallion Tibetan Carpet with Swan Border Motif

In this richly decorated rendition of a much-loved Tibetan design, the three medallions are equal in diameter and constructed with a combination of geometric and floral patterns against a deep red field. Note also the quirky, spidery bluish forms in the corners of the main field. The outstanding feature of this composition is the wide border with a procession of stylised bird figures, which may be swans, cranes, or peacocks.

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: 2'10'' x 5'5''

Age: circa 1930

Material: Wool

Product Code: A10-057

Price: Rs37,000

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