Antiker Tibetan Rug
68 cm x 58 cm
Floral Antiker Tibetan Rug, dark blue with border
|Place of origin|
|Size||68 cm x 58 cm (= 0.39 qm)|
Weft & Warp: cotton
|Year of manufacture||1880|
|Coloring||dark blue, yellow beige|
Place of origin
The traditional pattern of Tibetan rugs is similar to that of Chinese rugs. Today, however, Tibetan rugs are mainly knotted in pastel shades in keeping with Western standards. Especially in Lhasa, the capital of Tibet, rugs are hand-knotted in large state knotting factories and exported to Beijing. The term Tibetan is not always geographically correct, however. Tibetan rugs are also sometimes knotted in Nepal by refugees from Tibet.
A characteristic feature of Tibetan rugs is the highland wool, from which they are knotted. Tibetan highland wool comes from the Himalayan mountains and is made by Tibetan nomads. The sheep that live in the Himalayas have to withstand the weather conditions there and are very resistant. The wool is very greasy and slightly crinkled. Synthetic dyes are often used to dye the wool, which ensures a more even coloring and thus fewer color jumps (so-called Abrash). As the wool is extremely robust but not particularly shiny, it is often mixed with New Zealand wool, viscose or silk. This antique Tibetan Rug is a collector's item. It is about 140 years old and, therefore, a really special piece. Antique rugs like this Tibetan Rug are still very popular and are sold at top prices by renowned auction houses.
The luxuriant flower motifs of this Tibetan Rug are elegant and varied. The graceful vegetative symbols representing flowers, leaves and branches are artfully intertwined.
The repeating elements in the center field of this Tibetan Rug rug have no specific center (so-called repeating pattern). The repeating pattern has a calming but not boring effect. Rugs with repeating patterns are also called patterned.
The edge of the rug is decorated with an edging (border). The border forms a glorious contrast to the center.
The background of this Tibetan Rug is dark blue. The border features light red, dark blue and beige.
This Tibetan Rug has had admirers before you. It was hand knotted about 1880. It has been thoroughly cleaned and only partially restored condition but is in good condition. We have not completely restored this Tibetan Rug because we think it is as it is a special charm. If you would like, we will of course restore the rug further for you. We can restore almost any rug to an almost perfect condition.
The pile of this Tibetan Rug has been hand-knotted from high-quality virgin wool. Virgin wool is obtained through the gentle shearing of sheep. Virgin wool is a sustainable, natural raw material with a number of impressive properties; due to the wool's natural fat content, the surface repels water droplets and is thus naturally impervious to dirt. Wool also offers excellent thermal insulation, has a regulating effect on living climate and muffles sound. The weft and warp threads of this Tibetan Rug are made of cotton. This versatile material is tear-resistant and stretchable and, therefore, ideal for a durable backing fabric.