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Geometric Antique Tibetan Chequerboard Khaden Rug; InvNr.: DG-0270

Geometric Antique Tibetan Chequerboard Khaden Rug; InvNr.: DG-0270

Period:  1900

Description:

This stunning Tibetan checkerboard rug was traditionally used as a meditation mat.

 

The simple design is composed of blue and white squares, made with Tibetan highland wool. The white comes from undyed wool whilst the blue squares are made from indigo dyed wool, the colour varying from lighter shades of blue to a deep, almost black colour.

 

Checkerboard patterns are among the most popular and sought-after designs in Tibetan rugs. Simplicity and "modernity” make these antique rugs so appealing and a great addition to any collection or home.

 

 

Size: 152cm x 84cm

Stunning Antique Minimalist Tibetan Ritual Meditation Collector Rug; InvNr. DG-0064

Stunning Antique Minimalist Tibetan Ritual Meditation Collector Rug; InvNr. DG-0064

Period: 1900

Description: This unusual Tibetan Khaden features a minimalist design of three shou-medallions.
Likely made as a meditation rug for monastic rituals, this piece has a supreme serenity and elegance. The aquamarine coloured shou-medallions seem to float in a well-balanced energy field on the vivid, ocean blue background. The red border adds a frame to the powerful image. Tibetan rugs sometimes feature a red fabric border, which in this case was incorporated into the design rather than added later with fabric.

The localised wear is typical for ritual or meditation rugs, showing the signs of continued ceremonial use in the same area.

A rare and powerful piece, that could create an amazing wall feature.

Size: 140cm x 75cm

Very Unusual Stunning Modernist Bauhaus Style Tibetan Khaden Tsutruk Rug; DG-0125

Very Unusual Stunning Modernist Bauhaus Style Tibetan Khaden Tsutruk Rug; DG-0125

Period: 1900

Description: This beautiful antique Tibetan Tsutruk is one of a kind.

Tibetan nomads produced some of the most fascinating Minimalist weavings with very basic means: a small backstrap loom, high quality Tibetan wool and creativity.
This piece has a warm mud-grey background color, beautiful soft wool (think teddy bear!) and a reduced design. The short ends have a narrow dark turquoise border whilst the long ends are decorated with alternating red and turquoise squares.

This piece has stunning texture, colors and simplicity all combined in a Minimalist nomad weaving.

Condition: EXCELLENT

Size: 130*85 cm

Classic Antique Tibetan Double Dragon Phoenix Khaden; DG-0258

Classic Antique Tibetan Double Dragon Phoenix Khaden; DG-0258

Period: 1900

Description: This lovely blue ground double dragon Khaden is a true classic.

Two energetic red dragons are set against an indigo blue background and fly amongst the clouds over Mount Meru playing with flaming pearls. The powerful dragons have expressive benevolent faces with long eyelashes and flying manes. The border is an elegantly rendered classic wave and cloud design.

Excellent piece with classic design, charming dragons and beautiful colors.

For a piece with very similar design (though in orange) see: Of Wool And Loom - The Tradition of Tibetan Rugs, Trinley Chdrak & Kesang Tashi, White Orchid Books, Bangkok, 2000, p. 112.

Condition: EXCELLENT

Size: 163*90 cm

Pair of Charming Tibetan Double Dragon Khaden Rugs; DG-0212 & 0213

Pair of Charming Tibetan Double Dragon Khaden Rugs; DG-0212 & 0213

Period: 1920

Description: This pair of extremely charming Tibetan double dragon rugs is a lucky find. Many pairs were split up when they were handed down or sold so finding a pair is very exciting.

The classic depiction of two dragons playing amongst the clouds with the wish fulfilling pearl is well executed. The four playful and energetic dragons are full of joy and fun to watch. These rugs have some unusual details; a very pleasant brown-grey background colour and the wave border drawn in diagonal lines rather than wavy lines.

This unusually cheerful set of dragon rugs offers a lot of fun and great interior design opportunities.

Condition: EXCELLENT

Size: 145*85 cm, 148*84 cm

Charming Orange Yellow Tibetan Medallion Sitting Rug; InvNr. DG-0222

Charming Orange Yellow Tibetan Medallion Sitting Rug; InvNr. DG-0222

Period: 1920

Description: This Tibetan sitting rug has a fantastic combination of a warm orange and yellow with a classic silk brocade design.

The flower medallion design originates from Chinese Ming Dynasty silk brocades, which were very popular in Tibet and slowly made their way into rug designs. The outer border consists of a simple meander border framing the medallion field.

A charming piece with warm and welcoming colours.

Note: A larger yet otherwise almost identical piece is published in: Woven Jewels, Tibetan Rugs from Southern California Collections; Pacific Asia Museum 1992, page 52.

Size: 74cm x 57cm

Old Tibetan Double Dragon Khaden Rug; InvNr: DG-0276

Old Tibetan Double Dragon Khaden Rug; InvNr: DG-0276

Period:  1930

Description:

This blue ground Tibetan Khaden depicts two energetic dragons playing with flaming pearls. The powerful dragons have expressive benevolent faces and flying manes. The border is an e nicely drawn Classic wave and cloud design with Mount Meru rising from the waves.

Charming piece with lovely dragons.

 

Size: 164cm x 85cm

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Antique Tibetan Dragon and Phoenix Khaden; InvNr.: DG-0277

Antique Tibetan Dragon and Phoenix Khaden; InvNr.: DG-0277

Period:  1890

Description:

This stunning all-natural dye Tibetan Khaden depicts two dragons playing with the pearl of wisdom and two phoenixes.

The dragons' bodies are elegantly shaped with scales covering their entire body. Their faces show the joy and energy from they get from their play with the pearl. The phoenixes carry a lingzhi in their beak. The lingzhi symbolises longevity whilst the phoenix symbolises good fortune. Set against the blue sky background, the three animals are surrounded by clouds and a stylised wave, cloud and mountain border.

Typically for earlier pieces and natural dyes, the colours are very harmonious and complement the playful design. Very fine weave and excellent condition.

Provenance: Purchased from Theresa Coleman's Tibetan Gallery in the early 2000s.

Size: 156cm x 79cm

Tibetan Sitting Rug; InvNr. DG-0136

Tibetan Sitting Rug; InvNr. DG-0136

Period: Circa 1920

Description: A Tibetan sitting rug (Shugden) with a masterful lotus flower and vines design. Chinese Ming silk inspired the all-over design and even though the design appears incomplete, it was actually woven this way and is original. Striking natural colours, particularly the dark orange is unusual.

The elegant lotus is reminiscent of Arts and Crafts textiles and wallpapers.

Size: 77cm x 57cm

Very Unusual Bauhaus Inspired Tibetan Chequerboard Nomadic Tsutruk Rug; InvNr. DG-0244

Very Unusual Bauhaus Inspired Tibetan Chequerboard Nomadic Tsutruk Rug; InvNr. DG-0244

Period: 1930

Description: This Tibetan Tsudruk is an extremely creative interpretation of the classic Tibetan chequerboard design.
The colourful rhomboids, strongly reminiscent of Bauhaus – works by Paul Klee or textile designs by Anni Albers or Gunta Stölzl come to our mind. The bottom part of the middle strip starts out with typical squares in unusual colours until the pattern suddenly changes. When the squares become rhomboids, a frenzy of movement is created and a completely different dynamic sets in. Full of life and colour yet with its own rhythm and sense of balance.

Size: 82cm x 133cm

Charming Old Tibetan Rug with Diamond Flower Design; InvNr.: DG-0269

Charming Old Tibetan Rug with Diamond Flower Design; InvNr.: DG-0269

Period:  1930

Description:

This charming old Tibetan Khaden with diamond flower design brings the sunshine into your room.

 

This classical sleeping or sitting rug is adored with colourful stepped diamond flowers on a beige background. The large and small diamonds are alternating in diagonally arranged rows.

 

Lovely piece with great character.

 

 

Size: 170cm x 81cm

Tibetan Peony All-over Ming Silk Design Khaden Rug; InvNr.: DG-0275

Tibetan Peony All-over Ming Silk Design Khaden Rug; InvNr.: DG-0275

Period:  1930

Description:

This blue vintage Tibetan sleeping rug (Khaden) is decorated with a masterful lotus flower and vines design.

Chinese Ming silk inspired the very popular all-over design.

Both ends are edged with vintage fabric. Very well balanced and beautifully executed design.

 

 

Size: 168cm x 91cm

Geometric Antique Tibetan Tsutruk Khaden; InvNr.: DG-0192

Geometric Antique Tibetan Tsutruk Khaden; InvNr.: DG-0192

Period: Circa 1920

Description:

This abstract Tibetan Tsutruk throw rug with minimalist design is a rare find.

The full pile is a pleasure to feel and explore. The depth and shades of green are reminiscent of the fresh meadows in spring, creating a very vivid central field with lots of character. The narrow red border completes the composition. Tsutruks are woven in narrow strips using Tibetan highland wool and then joined together to complete the finished piece. The rug consists of three separate strips that were woven individually and later sown together.

A highlight for any eclectic collection, perfect for the wall or floor!. 

 

Size: 186cm x 78cm

Antique Tibetan Double Dragon Khaden; InvNr: DG-0181

Antique Tibetan Double Dragon Khaden; InvNr: DG-0181

Period:  1900

Description:

This beautiful Tibetan Khaden depicts two dragons in the clouds playing with the wish fulfilling flaming pearl on a light coloured background. The powerful dragons are exquisitely drawn with a scaled bodies and fierce facial expressions. They almost appear as though they are dancing around a static central axis, whilst the open design without limiting borders evokes the impression of an endless sky.

This charming piece with elegant flair is a great attraction in any home.

 

Size: 157cm x 81cm

Stunning Antique Tibetan Monastic Collectors Rug with Shou Medallions; InvNr. DG-0168

Stunning Antique Tibetan Monastic Collectors Rug with Shou Medallions; InvNr. DG-0168

Period: 19th Century

Description: This stunning Tibetan monastic rug is a rare collectors’ piece. The simplicity and balanced use of space have resulted in a pleasing piece of Tibetan woven art. Two simple geometric medallions float on the brown central field, surrounded by three simple linear borders in ivory, medium blue and dark blue.

Size: 122cm x 50cm

Playful and Unique Antique Tibetan Tsutruk Khaden; DG-0046

Playful and Unique Antique Tibetan Tsutruk Khaden; DG-0046

Period: 1900

Description: This antique Tibetan Tsutruk rug exhibits the playfulness and creativity of Tibetan nomads.

Constructed in four strips woven on a narrow backstrap loom and joined together, this rug has a unique design of multicolored rectangles on a blue background. No two rectangles are identical, creating the impression of random brushstrokes yet with certain regularity. The upper and lower ends have are finished with a pink strip.

An inspiring and unique piece of nomadic art for your home.

Condition: GOOD

Size: 141*72 cm

Energetic Tibetan Tsutruk Khaden; InvNr. DG-0054

Energetic Tibetan Tsutruk Khaden; InvNr. DG-0054

Period: 1930

Description: This minimalist yet powerful nomadic weaving is reminiscent of lush green pastures placed in a red frame.

The variety of shades of blue-green in the central field is simply striking. It leaves one to wonder if the weaver intended the strong abrash effect or if it is the result of the dyeing process only. We will never know the answer for sure but we can enjoy the stunning result.

Something colorful for special moments up in the cold and grey mountains or some urban areas. An unusual piece with lots of presence, but without being too loud.

Size: 153cm x 78cm

Rare Antique Brown Blue Tibetan Sitting Rug, Collectors Piece; InvNr. DG-0223

Rare Antique Brown Blue Tibetan Sitting Rug, Collectors Piece; InvNr. DG-0223

Period: 1900

Description: One of the most stunning Tibetan sitting rugs we have come across in a long time. The simple combination of blue lotus flowers and scrolling vines set against a brown background creates the almost three-dimensional quality of the drawing. The strong yet soft Tibetan highland wool dyed with natural dyes completes this beautiful piece.

Size: 77cm x 61cm

Stunning Red Antique Abstract Geometric Tibetan Rug; InvNr. DG-0139

Stunning Red Antique Abstract Geometric Tibetan Rug; InvNr. DG-0139

Period:  19th century

Description: Mark Rothko is most famous for his abstract works, fields or blocks of colour. He used these works to entice his audience to seek their personal spirituality by projecting their own inner ideas onto his canvas. "If you are only moved by color relationships, you are missing the point. I am interested in expressing the big emotions - tragedy, ecstasy, doom." (Mark Rothko)

This Tibetan khaden predates Rothko’s works and was created by nomads on the Tibetan highland, inspired by their truly spiritual surroundings. The simplicity of two bold blocks of red with nuanced shades of red in between is simply striking. It leaves one to wonder if the weaver intended this effect or if it is the result of the dyeing process only. Did they have similar ideas to Rothko or did they want to use the colours to brighten up their dwellings during the gloomy autumn and winter months?
Is it the soul of the piece we can feel or a reflection of our own inner feelings? Whichever it is, this piece is a special work of art, created with the simplest means in remote areas by true artists.

Similar to a Rothko painting but far more affordable, this piece deserves a special place in your home, a spot on the wall where you can enjoy it.

A great piece of abstract art to reflect, inspire and enjoy!

A similar piece in blue is published in “Sacred & Secular - The Piccus Collection Of Tibetan Rugs” by Robert P. Piccus p. 167.

 

Size: 155cm x 90cm

A Extra Fine Antique Tibetan Chequerboard Rug; InvNr. DG-0140

A Extra Fine Antique Tibetan Chequerboard Rug; InvNr. DG-0140

Period: Late 19th century

Description: This is a fine and very well-balanced antique Tibetan checkerboard rug.

The geometric design of checkerboard rugs is well loved by collectors as well as decorators. They can be combined with almost any décor and create a focal point without taking over.
This charming piece is elegantly composed of small squares in a warm natural brown tone combined with indigo blue. Light abrash give this rug an almost three-dimensional quality.

An elegant and absolutely charming piece to create your own focal point at home.

Size: 75cm x 64cm

Unusual Antique Green Tibetan Khaden with Endless Knots; InvNr. DG-0238

Unusual Antique Green Tibetan Khaden with Endless Knots; InvNr. DG-0238

Period: 19th Century

Description: This rug only uses naturally dyed green wool, a colour rarely used as the main colour in traditional Tibetan Khaden. Two shades of green were used to create the pattern, but the abrash, typical for natural dyes, adds a variety of tones and creates a real liveliness in this piece.
The central field is decorated with three floral medallions, inspired by Chinese silk brocade patterns, surrounded by eight endless knots. The endless knot is associated with Buddhist iconography in Tibetan art and is one of the Eight Auspicious Symbols of Buddhism. It symbolises the endless cycle of birth, death and rebirth, the opposing forces and their ultimate interaction and the intertwining of wisdom and compassion. The border is a very well drawn swastika border, an ancient auspicious symbol.

Size: 158cm x 78cm

Eccentric Antique Tibetan Dragon and Phoenix Sitting Design Rug; InvNr. DG-0208

Eccentric Antique Tibetan Dragon and Phoenix Sitting Design Rug; InvNr. DG-0208

Period: 1920

Description: This quirky Tibetan sitting or saddle top rug (Khagangma) shows a unique combination of colour and expressive design.
The red to aubergine coloured background with lively abrash sets the stage for the dramatic dragon and phoenix design. The bold colouring complements the unique details of this rug. The border consists of a thunder meander design with S-shaped elements in three colours. The centre is decorated with a dragon, a phoenix and a lotus flower with leafs. The phoenix is almost squeezed into the top corner whilst the dragon takes over the centre stage and enjoys playing with not only one but four wish-fulfilling pearls, one for each claw.

Size: 82cm x 60cm

DesignAntique Tibetan, Ming Leaf Dragon , Khaden; InvNr. DG-0233

DesignAntique Tibetan, Ming Leaf Dragon , Khaden; InvNr. DG-0233

Period: 19th Century

Description: This antique Tibetan sitting and sleeping rug is a great example of the mutual influences Chinese and Tibetan cultures had on each other since the Ming dynasty.
The leaf dragon design first appeared in Chinese rugs of the Ming dynasty, which, like Chinese silk brocades at the time, were coveted objects and made their way along the old trading routes into Tibet. Tibetan weavers were inspired by the design but executed it with distinctively Tibetan features.
The indigo blue leaf dragon and meander lattice design set against a background of un-dyed beige wool has a great elegance and lightness to it that only master weavers can achieve. The peony border is more abstract and regal than in a Chinese rug and adds the typical Tibetan quality and character to this rug.

Size: 150cm x 81cm

An Early Minimalist Tibetan Khaden; invNr. DG-0070

An Early Minimalist Tibetan Khaden; invNr. DG-0070

Period: 19th century

Description: This Tibetan Khaden is a stunning example of early sitting and sleeping rugs from Central Tibet. Prior to the arrival of chemical dyes in the late 19th century, the colour range available to Tibetan weavers was limited but they used the available colours to create some of the most amazing minimalist rugs. The field is composed of nuances of yellow and green with minimalist design drawn as a red shou-medallion and fret spandrels.
Simplicity and colour make this early piece so appealing and evoke parallels to modernist art. Think Mark Rothko!

Size: 180cm x 85cm

 Antique Geometric Tsudruk Shades of Green Minimalist Tibetan Khaden; InvNr. DG-0165

Antique Geometric Tsudruk Shades of Green Minimalist Tibetan Khaden; InvNr. DG-0165

Period: 1930

Description: This rug is reminiscent of the pastures of the Tibetan highland, where nomadic weavers made it on narrow back strap looms to shield themselves from the cold. 

The variety of shades of green in the central field is simply striking. It leaves one to wonder if the weaver intended this effect or if it is the result of the dyeing and aging processes. In many nomadic cultures weavers are capturing the colors and patterns of summer to brighten up their dwellings during the gloomy autumn and winter months. Thus, the obvious answer seems that the skilled Tibetan Weavers managed to capture their environment very well and created a small masterpiece. The red border is like a perfect frame to increase the energy of the green centre field.

A dash of color to brighten up your days in summer and winter or just the additional spice needed in a cool and modern surrounding.
 

Condition: Excellent

Size: 160*74 cm

Tibetan Dragon Khaden Rug; InvNr. DG-0163

Tibetan Dragon Khaden Rug; InvNr. DG-0163

Period: Late 19th century

Description: This striking orange and yellow Tibetan Khaden depicts two dragons playing with the wish fulfilling pearl. A Khaden is a Tibetan sitting and sleeping rug, with a piece of this quality probably made for a lama or a wealthy gentleman. The dragons are depicted energetically in mid-flight, surrounded by clouds on the orange background. The depiction is very powerful and with lovely details: the scales covering the dragons’ bodies, their horns, the colourful manes flying in the wind and bulging eyes to name but a few. The clouds are executed expertly with every cloud in a different shape and colour combination. The main border has a bat in each corner, and different sections with flower or coins on a yellow background. The outer border is orange and the edge is framed in an orange fabric, typical for Tibetan rugs. All natural dyes.

Size: 157cm x 85cm

Mysterious auspicious antique Tibetan monastic ritual rug; InvNr. DG-0237

Mysterious auspicious antique Tibetan monastic ritual rug; InvNr. DG-0237

Period: 19th century

Description: This very boldly drawn monastic rug has three large swastikas, meaning auspicious in Sanskrit, decorating the central field.
The combination of the swastikas with the red background, the colour traditionally associated with the Tibetan clergy, indicates a dedication to special ritualistic purposes. The worn areas clearly show the regular use of this rug with very distinct usage patterns. Some of the elements of this rug remain mysterious and may well have a hidden meaning only disclosed to those involved in the rituals. The spaces between the swastikas are decorated with flowers, one row of three except for the space between the upper two swastikas where we see a double row of flowers. The central swastika has markings in each section, only visible on close inspection. These are very likely to have a special meaning and purpose in the rituals. A small version of a tigma pattern border (which originates in the shamanic tradition of the Bon cults) and a S-shaped thunder meander border surround the central field.

Size: 166cm x 70cm

Antique Tibetan Double Dragon Phoenix Khaden Rug; InvNr. DG-0232

Antique Tibetan Double Dragon Phoenix Khaden Rug; InvNr. DG-0232

Period: 1900

Description: This classic Tibetan Khaden depicts two dragons playing with the pearl of wisdom with a phoenix between them.
The dragons’ bodies are almost shaped like snakes, elegantly shaped and scales covering their entire bodies, each playing with two pearls in their front claws. Their faces show the joy and energy from they get from their play with the pearls. The phoenix, trying to get out of the way of the exuberant dragons, carries a lotus flower in its beak. The lotus flower is one of the eight symbols of Buddhism and symbolises purity whilst the phoenix symbolises good fortune. Set against the blue sky background, the three animals are surrounded by clouds and a stylised wave, cloud and mountain border.
Typically for earlier pieces and natural dyes, the colours are very harmonious and complement the playful design.

Size: 153cm x 70cm

Outstanding Tibetan Checkerboard Sitting Rug With Lots Of Charm; InvNr. DG-0191

Outstanding Tibetan Checkerboard Sitting Rug With Lots Of Charm; InvNr. DG-0191

Period: circa 1920

Description: This is undoubtedly one of the most charming little Tsutruks with its very unique checkerboard pattern. One could say it almost looks like abstract art from the western culture.
The pattern consists of an irregular square checker design broken up in the middle by a section of triangular checker design, very rarely found in Tibetan rugs, both in natural brown and light blue tones. This pattern is overlaid with four endless knots in red and even pink tones. A small red border frames this piece to the outside.

Typical for Tsutruks, this piece is woven in two strips on a back strap loom and later joined together to complete the finished piece. Nomads used this type of loom for weaving whilst out herding their cattle. Those pieces are maybe the best or most origin pieces of Tibetan nomadic weaving.

This lovely piece has seen very little use and is in great condition with nice and soft wool – made out of high lanolin wool for which the Tibetan high pastures are famous.

Size: 75cm x 50cm

Antique Green Tibetan Mat with Buddhist Symbols and Flowers; InvNr. DG-0065

Antique Green Tibetan Mat with Buddhist Symbols and Flowers; InvNr. DG-0065

Period: 1900

Description: This lovely Tibetan sitting rug has a beautiful green background decorated with floral elements and Buddhist symbols.

The vivid green is reminiscent of a lush meadow with a variety of flowers in full bloom – peonies, lotus, orchids, etc – with Buddhist and Taoist elements placed in between. Each flower is different and executed with beautiful detail. The symbols include fan, scrolls, urn, flower basket and books, all decorated with ribbons.

A lovely example of an open field design piece with warm and vivid colours.

Note: An almost identical piece is published in: Woven Jewels, Tibetan Rugs from Southern California Collections; Pacific Asia Museum 1992, page 75.

Size: 65cm x 55cm

Tibetan Dragon Pillar Rug; InvNr. DG-0073

Tibetan Dragon Pillar Rug; InvNr. DG-0073

Period: Circa 1920

Description: Rare Tibetan pillar rug with dragon design. Whilst it was common to decorate pillars in temples with pillar rugs, these were mostly made in Ningxia or Inner Mongolia but very rarely in Tibet.
This powerful dragon is flying through the clouds whilst playing with the wish fulfilling pearl. The end borders depict waves, clouds and the sacred mount Meru.
Great feature piece to attract attention.

Note: An almost identical piece, most likely made for the same temple is published in: Woven Jewels, Tibetan Rugs from Southern California Collections; Pacific Asia Museum 1992, page 35

Size: 190cm x 97cm

Antique Tibetan Rug Saddle Top With Lotus Flower Design; InvNr. DG-0081

Antique Tibetan Rug Saddle Top With Lotus Flower Design; InvNr. DG-0081

Period: 1900

Description: This charming Tibetan sitting rug features a design of scrolling vines with lotus and diamond flowers.
Originally made as a sitting rug, this little Khagangma was most likely used on top of a saddle. The indigo blue background is decorated with scrolling vines in a dark green with a lighter green as the outer edge. Only one strand of the vine is done differently, a red colour with a light pink as the outer edge. In between the vines are two nicely drawn lotus flowers and, an unusual feature in this type of rug, three little diamond flowers. Small cloud-shaped elements are found around the lotus flowers and the outer edges.

A very charming piece with classic all-over design and some very unusual design features.

Size: 80cm x 50cm

Charming Tibetan Takyab Decorative Horse Trapping With Kalachakra Design; InvNr. DG-0135

Charming Tibetan Takyab Decorative Horse Trapping With Kalachakra Design; InvNr. DG-0135

Period: Late 19th century

Description: This charming Tibetan Takyab, meaning horse face or horse jewel, formed of the tack for pack animals in Tibet. Horses and other pack animals play an important role in Tibetan daily life and proper care is taken of the animals and their tack. Shaped to fit the animal’s forehead, it served as a decorative element with magical properties to protect the animals against evil spirits.

The piece is decorated with a large Kalachakra, which plays an important role in Tibetan Buddhism. With the decorative elements at the top and bottom this piece almost looks like it is depicting a “ghostly” face. The edges are framed with a lovely blue wool fabric and two leather straps for fixing it to the animal’s head are still in place.

For further reading, see: Dragon & Horse Saddle Rugs and Other Horse Tack from China and Beyond, Drs. Koos de Jong, p.151f.

Size: 24cm x 25cm

Unique Design Antique Tibetan Dragon Rug; InvNr. DG-0166

Unique Design Antique Tibetan Dragon Rug; InvNr. DG-0166

Period: 19th century

Description: This delightful Tibetan sitting rug (Khagangma) shows a unique and early take on the classic dragon and phoenix design.
The warm brown background sets the stage for an all-natural dyes design with dragon and phoenix. The subtle colouring complements the unique and lovely details of this rug. The border has a thunder meander design with five S-shaped elements in two colours on each side. The centre is decorated with a dragon, a phoenix and a lotus flower with leafs. The phoenix – almost squeezed into the top corner by the dragon- has an unusually designed feather coat consisting of multicoloured rhombuses. An unobtrusively drawn lotus flower reveals its beautiful details only at the second glance. The playful dragon takes over half of the central field and enjoys playing with not one but two wish-fulfilling pearls, which he just caught and looks ready to throw again. His facial features are standing out – curly whiskers and very long eyelashes completed by a full and colourful mane.

A piece full of joy and entertainment, yet with a spiritual dimension to it.

Size: 80cm x 57cm

Antique Minimalist Monochrome Red Tibetan Tsutruk Rug; InvNr. DG-0196

Antique Minimalist Monochrome Red Tibetan Tsutruk Rug; InvNr. DG-0196

Period: Late 19th Century

Description: This is a piece of Monochromatic or avant-garde art (throughout the 20th century and into the 21st century) found in unexpected (to some) place - an antique Tibetan nomadic weaving at its best.

The simplicity of this Tsutruk Khaden allows you to enjoy the fine nuances of a warm red created by dyeing Tibetan Highland wool with natural dyes. There is no additional pattern that distracts the eye from the pure colour. Just pure (warm) colour – nothing more, nothing less.

The fact that this piece is woven in four strips and sown together reinforces the effect of the abrash. The wool is rich in lanoline and very dense which, together with tight weaving, creates an almost closed surface.

This piece is a highlight for every eclectic collection of the highest standard.

Size: 147cm x 73cm

A Highly Unusual Early Tibetan Meditation Rug; InvNr. DG-0127

A Highly Unusual Early Tibetan Meditation Rug; InvNr. DG-0127

Period: 19th century

Description: This rug is full of symbolism and positive spiritual energy.

The design is highly unusual and points to an early- to mid-19th century monastic origin, potentially for use in a special ritual. The brown background is decorated with five Shou-medallions (one in the centre and one in each corner), four clouds are placed around the central Shou-motif and the field is filled with unusual geometric motifs. Each of these consists of four little blue squares with one green knot in the corner closest to the (barely visible) red centre.
The Shou symbol originates from China, where is stands for longevity. It sometimes takes the form of an old man, Shou Lao. “In the Tibetan tradition this benevolent old man represents a contemplative sage who embodies the qualities of Amitayus, the Bodhisattva of longevity (Beer, Robert, The Handbook of Tibetan Buddhist Symbols, Chicago, 2003, pp.55).

A very unusual piece with a deep sense of spirituality.

Size: 69cm x 75cm

Antique Tibetan Rug With Unusual Flower Design; InvNr. DG-0132

Antique Tibetan Rug With Unusual Flower Design; InvNr. DG-0132

Period: 1900

Description: A finely drawn indigo blue Tibetan sitting rug with an unusual design of red flowers.

The dark indigo blue background is decorated with foliage elements resembling fern leaves in a medium blue. The four red flowers are reminiscent of peonies yet drawn in a very unusual way. The red petals are arranged around a yellow/ochre centre and fade from a dark red at the centre to a faint pink at the outer edges. All leaves are drawn in a slim, elongated fashion, which is a rare feature in Tibetan rugs.
The use of this unusual design gives this rug an airy lightness yet creates the impression of a lush greenery.

Beautiful piece with a highly unusual design and bags of charm.

Size: 72cm x 52cm

Antique Abstract Tibetan Tsutruk Sitting Rug; InvNr. DG-0051

Antique Abstract Tibetan Tsutruk Sitting Rug; InvNr. DG-0051

Period: Circa 1900

Description: This stunning minimalist piece of art comes from the remote Tibetan highlands.

Woven in three strips and sewn together, the Tibetan nomads who wove this piece wanted to make a warm blanket to shield them against the harsh winters in the highlands. As with many pieces of naïve art, the simplicity and originality of this rug create a very modern appeal, which makes it a unique feature in a contemporary setting.

A subtle piece that slowly reveals its real charm.

Size: 74cm x 68cm

Antique Tibetan Sitting Rug With Lotus Design; InvNr. DG-0078

Antique Tibetan Sitting Rug With Lotus Design; InvNr. DG-0078

Period: Late 19th Century

Description: A charming Tibetan sitting rug (Shugden) dyed only with indigo of varying intensity.

Two delicately drawn lotus flowers amongst scrolling foliage in light shades of blues sit against a dark blue background creating a simple yet elegant design. The relative fineness of weave, the lightness of the design and the natural dyes are characteristic of early pieces.

A highly decorative piece not only for collectors.

Size: 73cm x 49cm

Pure Simplicity: Antique Bottle Green Tibetan Tsukdruk Rug; InvNr. DG-0210

Pure Simplicity: Antique Bottle Green Tibetan Tsukdruk Rug; InvNr. DG-0210

Period: Circa 1900

Description: Its simplicity and colour make this Tsukdruk a highlight.

Woven in four narrow strips on a backstrap loom with rich, high lanolin wool from the Tibetan highland, this piece is a beautiful example of the skills of Tibetan nomadic weavers.
The vivid colour ranges from bluish green to bottle green and show a wealth of shades in between, created by using natural dyes. Pieces like this have inspired famous painters and artists since the early 20th century to take their own art to new levels….Frank Lloyd Wright, Le Corbusier, Paul Klee to name just a few.

A piece of abstract modernist art created by Tibetan nomads – an inspiration to this day.

A nearly identical piece is published in “Sacred & Secular - The Piccus Collection Of Tibetan Rugs” by Robert P. Piccus p. 258.

Size: 150cm x 87cm

Decorative Tibetan Takyab Antique Horse Trapping With Flaming Jewel Design; InvNr. DG-0134

Decorative Tibetan Takyab Antique Horse Trapping With Flaming Jewel Design; InvNr. DG-0134

Period: Late 19th century

Description: This charming Tibetan Takyab, meaning horse face or horse jewel, formed of the tack for pack animals in Tibet. Horses and other pack animals play an important role in Tibetan daily life and proper care is taken of the animals and their tack. Shaped to fit the animal’s forehead, it served as a decorative element with magical properties to protect the animals against evil spirits.

The piece is decorated with lotus flowers and the flaming jewel (norbu) in the centre set against a red background. The edges are framed with a nicely woven red wool fabric.

For further reading, see: Dragon & Horse Saddle Rugs and Other Horse Tack from China and Beyond, Drs. Koos de Jong, p.151f.

Size: 21cm x 21cm

Antique Scandinavian Bauhaus Tibetan Checker Board Rug; InvNr. DG-0193

Antique Scandinavian Bauhaus Tibetan Checker Board Rug; InvNr. DG-0193

Period: 1900

Description: This rug bears a striking resemblance to Scandinavian and Bauhaus textile designs and may have well been an influence to them. Checkerboard patterns are among the most popular and sought-after designs. One could also imagine a finger exercise with a similar pattern in one of the Bauhaus classes from Paul Klee. Interior decorators love them because they are able to use them in almost any décor, as long as it is eclectic - the cherry on the cake.

The weaver created the checkerboard design with ten colors arranged in diagonal rows framed with a simple red border. The result is a striking piece of timeless art.

Very rare checkerboard rug of exceptional design. Pure textile art at its best.

A similar (still different) piece can be found here: La Tigre e il fiore di Loto, page 141, 2001; catalogue of the exhibition “The Tiger and the Lotus: Carpets and Sacred Art of Tibet” at the National Museum of Oriental Art in Rome.

Size: 153cm x 83cm

Charming Tibetan Takyab Decorative Horse Trapping With Lotus Flower Design; InvNr. DG-0133

Charming Tibetan Takyab Decorative Horse Trapping With Lotus Flower Design; InvNr. DG-0133

Period: Late 19th century

Description: This charming Tibetan Takyab, meaning horse face or horse jewel, formed of the tack for pack animals in Tibet. Horses and other pack animals play an important role in Tibetan daily life and proper care is taken of the animals and their tack. Shaped to fit the animal’s forehead, it served as a decorative element with magical properties to protect the animals against evil spirits.

The design shows a vase with lotus flowers is set against a warm red background. This piece still has its original blue fabric lining at the back and the strings still show how it was fixed to the animals’ head.

For further reading, see: Dragon & Horse Saddle Rugs and Other Horse Tack from China and Beyond, Drs. Koos de Jong, p.151f.

Size: 23cm x 23cm

Tibetan Dragon Khaden Sitting Rug; InvNr. DG-0194

Tibetan Dragon Khaden Sitting Rug; InvNr. DG-0194

Period: 1920

Description: This lovely Tibetan Khaden brings the summer into your tent (or house). For Tibetan nomads, the winters on the plateau are long, cold and gray. One way to bring colour into their lives is the Khaden (sleeping rugs) they sit and sleep on.

For this Khaden, the beauty lies in the detail. At the first glance, its classic design with three medallions presents a lovely and balanced rug. When you start looking at the details, you’ll discover a little dragon hiding in the central medallion, ready to get out and go for a tour. He is surrounded by flowers, mountains and little houses with (almost) heart-shaped roofs, more to observe. The outer border is done with an array of patterns and colors, of which the blue and the green stand out. Both done with lovely natural dyes, they show a vast range of tones as you can find them in the fields and sky on the Tibetan plateau.

Have a closer look and discover your favorite detail.

Size: 166cm x 91cm

Antique Tibetan Checker Board Backrest Cushion; InvNr. DG-0069

Antique Tibetan Checker Board Backrest Cushion; InvNr. DG-0069

Period: circa 1900

Description: This Tibetan backrest cushion (Gyabney) with checkerboard design has blue and beige squares with a thin border in pink and red. Checkerboard patterns are among the most popular and sought-after designs. Decorators love them because they are able to use them in almost any decor.
Charming piece you can easily find a spot for in your home.

Size: 61cm x 31cm

Tibetan Horse Blanket; InvNr. DG-0183

Tibetan Horse Blanket; InvNr. DG-0183

Period: circa 1930

Description: This Tibetan horse blanket is made from soft woollen fabric dyed in tie-dye technique. The lovely green fabric in the upper part is decorated with the tigma pattern (cross in a circle), which originates from the shamanic Bön cult. The light coloured lower fabric is decorated with a cross pattern in blue and red.

Size: 120cm x 90cm

Pair Of Minimalist Tibetan Tsutruk Rugs; InvNr. DG-0182

Pair Of Minimalist Tibetan Tsutruk Rugs; InvNr. DG-0182

Period: circa 1900

Description: This pair of early Tsutruk rugs with minimalist design is a rare find. The simplicity and elegance of these rugs doesn’t need many words. Just enjoy the beauty of the colours and the rich wool.
Tsutruks are woven in narrow strips using Tibetan highland wool and then joined together to complete the finished piece. Each of the rugs consists of 3 separate strips that were woven individually and later sown together.
This pair will create a special atmosphere in their new home. A highlight for any eclectic collection!

Size: 130cm x 70cm and 133cm x 70cm

Abstract Tibetan Tsutruk Rug; InvNr. DG-0048

Abstract Tibetan Tsutruk Rug; InvNr. DG-0048

Period: 1930

Description: This abstract Tibetan Tsutruk rug in petrol and red combines the simplicity and modernity of nomadic weavings in one piece. Tsutruks are woven in narrow strips using Tibetan highland wool and then joined together to complete the finished piece. The vivid petro field shows an incredible variety of shades, characteristic of natural dyes. The central strip is decorated with three abstract elements. A narrow pearl border and a strawberry red out border surround the petrol field.
This stunning rug can easily stand its ground in any environment with modern and contemporary art.
A great abstract piece of woven art for your wall or floor.

Size: 144cm x 78cm

Tibetan Rug Saddle Top With Dragon Design; InvNr. DG-0175

Tibetan Rug Saddle Top With Dragon Design; InvNr. DG-0175

Period: 1920

Description: This attractive Tibetan saddle top rug features an energetic little dragon.

A warm red and orange are the main colours of this playful rug. Tibetans used rugs to bring colour into their lives during the long and harsh winters on the Tibetan plateau. The central orange field is decorated with a dragon in mid-air flying through a mountainous landscape. The dragon has a wide smile on his face and is clearly enjoying this flight. The surrounding orange field is decorated with various flowers. A pearl string and a meander border in blue lead to the main border, decorated with flowers and auspicious symbols.

A lovely piece with warm colours and a fun-loving dragon.

Size: 68cm x 55cm

Lotus Flower Design Tibetan Saddle Top Rug; InvNr. DG-0061

Lotus Flower Design Tibetan Saddle Top Rug; InvNr. DG-0061

Period: 1920

Description: This colourful Tibetan sitting rug, placed on top of a saddle, is full of joy and energy.

Two blossoming lotus flowers grow from behind rocks in opposing corners into the central field. The flowers are drawn with beautiful detail and skilfully balanced against the indigo blue background. The nine-colour wave and cloud border creates an elegant frame around the lotus flowers. Over time, the colours have mellowed nicely to create a very pleasant piece.

Made in the Tibetan highlands, this little rug brings colour and joy to your home.

Size: 69cm x 58cm

Pair of Tibetan Monks Meditation Seat Squares; DG-0171

Pair of Tibetan Monks Meditation Seat Squares; DG-0171

Period: 1920

Description: This is a decorative pair of antique Tibetan meditation squares with floral design.

The floral medallion sits on a warm red-brown background and is complemented by floral corner spandrels. The brown border is adorned with peonies and vines and each corner has a lovely stylized dragon motif in shades of green. A narrow blue border creates the outer edge.
A lovely pair of meditation rugs with warm colors and well-balanced design.

Condition: EXCELLENT

Size: 60*65 cm

Rare Antique Tibetan Chinese Silk Brocade Pattern Medallion Khaden Rug; DG-0256

Rare Antique Tibetan Chinese Silk Brocade Pattern Medallion Khaden Rug; DG-0256

Period: mid 19th c.

Description: This fine antique Tibetan medallion rug has some stunning details.

The finely drawn floral medallion pattern originates from fine Ming dynasty silks that were highly appreciated in ancient Tibet. Each medallion consists of red peonies with blue vines growing around a geometric centre with a pink flower. The medallions are placed in an all-over pattern, which shows eight complete roundels and ten partial ones. The background has amazing shades of ivory with aquamarine blue abrash. Absolutely stunning colours!
As opposed to a typical felt border, this piece is framed with an antique hand-sewn red tie-dye wool fabric decorated with the ancient tigma pattern.
Absolutely stunning collectors piece from the mid-19th century that deserves a special place where it’s not walked on regularly.

Condition: GOOD

Size: 137*86 cm

Unusual Antique Tibetan Dragon Phoenix Khaden Rug All-Over Pattern; DG-0167

Unusual Antique Tibetan Dragon Phoenix Khaden Rug All-Over Pattern; DG-0167

Period: 19th Century

Description: Lovely antique ivory ground Tibetan Khaden with dragon and phoenix design.

This rug depicts a very unusual version of the all-over design based on Chinese Ming dynasty silks, very popular in ancient Tibet. Two large lotus flowers with a dragon and a phoenix dominate the design in the centre. Untypically for dragon and phoenix design rugs, the all-over pattern contains “parts” of other dragons and phoenixes. It’s basically a snapshot of the silk design without adjusting the pattern. Very unusual but all sides and ends are original. It may have been one of a set that would have completed a larger pattern or a weaver who wanted to express his creativity.

Great design, lovely colors and very unique dragon and phoenix rug!

Condition: EXCELLENT

Size: 145*84 cm

Pair of Antique Blue and Red Tibetan Nomadic Minimalist Rugs; InvNr. DG-0173

Pair of Antique Blue and Red Tibetan Nomadic Minimalist Rugs; InvNr. DG-0173

Period: 1920

Description: This pair of antique Tibetan Tsutruk (Tsuk druk) rugs has a stunning minimalist design with a very modern appeal.

The simplicity and elegance of these rugs doesn’t need many words. Just enjoy the beauty of the colours, a vivid deep indigo blue and a warm red.  

Tsutruks are woven in narrow strips using Tibetan highland wool and then joined together to complete the finished piece. Each of the rugs consists of four separate strips, woven individually and later sown together.

A rare occasion to find a pair of these desirable antique minimalist rugs!

Condition: EXCELLENT

Size: 148*78 cm

Antique Tibetan Floral Design Backrest Cushion; DG-0253

Antique Tibetan Floral Design Backrest Cushion; DG-0253

Period: 1900

Description: This Tibetan backrest cushion (Gyabney) has a lovely floral design on a light yellow ground. The unusual design is called pema chakdro, lotus in iron lockets. There are four rows of flowers; the outer rows have flowers in a darker red, the inner rows in purple and red with white.

Charming piece with natural dyes, easily turned into a cushion for your sofa - if you like.

Condition: EXCELLENT

Size: 75*32 cm

Antique Tibetan Saddle Rug with Dragon Design; DG-0172

Antique Tibetan Saddle Rug with Dragon Design; DG-0172

Period: 1920s

Description: Lovely Tibetan saddle rug with dragon medallions and natural dyes.

This Tibetan saddle rug still has the typical hand-sewn red felt edge and a strip of green tie-dyed wool fabric in the middle, which was used when placed under the saddle. The two friendly dragon medallions are surrounded by flowers on a blue background. The borders consist of a small meander border and a main border decorated with auspicious flowers and scholarly emblems.

Decorative piece with plenty of appealing details.

Condition: EXCELLENT

Size: 124*70 cm

Antique Mininmalist Tibetan Tsudruk Khaden; InvNr.: DG-0281

Antique Mininmalist Tibetan Tsudruk Khaden; InvNr.: DG-0281

Period:  1930

Description:

This abstract Tibetan Tsutruk throw rug with minimalist design is pleasing to the eye.

The full pile is a pleasure to feel and explore. The depth and shades of green are reminiscent of the deep ocean, creating a very vivid central field with lots of character. The narrow, light red border completes the composition. Tsutruks are woven in narrow strips using Tibetan highland wool and then joined together to complete the finished piece. The rug consists of three separate strips that were woven individually and later sown together.

A highlight for any eclectic collection, perfect for the wall or floor!

 

Size: 149cm x 72cm

Geometric Antique Tibetan Chequerboard Khaden Rug; InvNr.: DG-0270

Period:  1900

Description:

This stunning Tibetan checkerboard rug was traditionally used as a meditation mat.

 

The simple design is composed of blue and white squares, made with Tibetan highland wool. The white comes from undyed wool whilst the blue squares are made from indigo dyed wool, the colour varying from lighter shades of blue to a deep, almost black colour.

 

Checkerboard patterns are among the most popular and sought-after designs in Tibetan rugs. Simplicity and "modernity” make these antique rugs so appealing and a great addition to any collection or home.

 

 

Size: 152cm x 84cm

Stunning Antique Minimalist Tibetan Ritual Meditation Collector Rug; InvNr. DG-0064

Period: 1900

Description: This unusual Tibetan Khaden features a minimalist design of three shou-medallions.
Likely made as a meditation rug for monastic rituals, this piece has a supreme serenity and elegance. The aquamarine coloured shou-medallions seem to float in a well-balanced energy field on the vivid, ocean blue background. The red border adds a frame to the powerful image. Tibetan rugs sometimes feature a red fabric border, which in this case was incorporated into the design rather than added later with fabric.

The localised wear is typical for ritual or meditation rugs, showing the signs of continued ceremonial use in the same area.

A rare and powerful piece, that could create an amazing wall feature.

Size: 140cm x 75cm

Very Unusual Stunning Modernist Bauhaus Style Tibetan Khaden Tsutruk Rug; DG-0125

Period: 1900

Description: This beautiful antique Tibetan Tsutruk is one of a kind.

Tibetan nomads produced some of the most fascinating Minimalist weavings with very basic means: a small backstrap loom, high quality Tibetan wool and creativity.
This piece has a warm mud-grey background color, beautiful soft wool (think teddy bear!) and a reduced design. The short ends have a narrow dark turquoise border whilst the long ends are decorated with alternating red and turquoise squares.

This piece has stunning texture, colors and simplicity all combined in a Minimalist nomad weaving.

Condition: EXCELLENT

Size: 130*85 cm

Classic Antique Tibetan Double Dragon Phoenix Khaden; DG-0258

Period: 1900

Description: This lovely blue ground double dragon Khaden is a true classic.

Two energetic red dragons are set against an indigo blue background and fly amongst the clouds over Mount Meru playing with flaming pearls. The powerful dragons have expressive benevolent faces with long eyelashes and flying manes. The border is an elegantly rendered classic wave and cloud design.

Excellent piece with classic design, charming dragons and beautiful colors.

For a piece with very similar design (though in orange) see: Of Wool And Loom - The Tradition of Tibetan Rugs, Trinley Chdrak & Kesang Tashi, White Orchid Books, Bangkok, 2000, p. 112.

Condition: EXCELLENT

Size: 163*90 cm

Pair of Charming Tibetan Double Dragon Khaden Rugs; DG-0212 & 0213

Period: 1920

Description: This pair of extremely charming Tibetan double dragon rugs is a lucky find. Many pairs were split up when they were handed down or sold so finding a pair is very exciting.

The classic depiction of two dragons playing amongst the clouds with the wish fulfilling pearl is well executed. The four playful and energetic dragons are full of joy and fun to watch. These rugs have some unusual details; a very pleasant brown-grey background colour and the wave border drawn in diagonal lines rather than wavy lines.

This unusually cheerful set of dragon rugs offers a lot of fun and great interior design opportunities.

Condition: EXCELLENT

Size: 145*85 cm, 148*84 cm

Charming Orange Yellow Tibetan Medallion Sitting Rug; InvNr. DG-0222

Period: 1920

Description: This Tibetan sitting rug has a fantastic combination of a warm orange and yellow with a classic silk brocade design.

The flower medallion design originates from Chinese Ming Dynasty silk brocades, which were very popular in Tibet and slowly made their way into rug designs. The outer border consists of a simple meander border framing the medallion field.

A charming piece with warm and welcoming colours.

Note: A larger yet otherwise almost identical piece is published in: Woven Jewels, Tibetan Rugs from Southern California Collections; Pacific Asia Museum 1992, page 52.

Size: 74cm x 57cm

Old Tibetan Double Dragon Khaden Rug; InvNr: DG-0276

Period:  1930

Description:

This blue ground Tibetan Khaden depicts two energetic dragons playing with flaming pearls. The powerful dragons have expressive benevolent faces and flying manes. The border is an e nicely drawn Classic wave and cloud design with Mount Meru rising from the waves.

Charming piece with lovely dragons.

 

Size: 164cm x 85cm

Antique Tibetan Dragon and Phoenix Khaden; InvNr.: DG-0277

Period:  1890

Description:

This stunning all-natural dye Tibetan Khaden depicts two dragons playing with the pearl of wisdom and two phoenixes.

The dragons' bodies are elegantly shaped with scales covering their entire body. Their faces show the joy and energy from they get from their play with the pearl. The phoenixes carry a lingzhi in their beak. The lingzhi symbolises longevity whilst the phoenix symbolises good fortune. Set against the blue sky background, the three animals are surrounded by clouds and a stylised wave, cloud and mountain border.

Typically for earlier pieces and natural dyes, the colours are very harmonious and complement the playful design. Very fine weave and excellent condition.

Provenance: Purchased from Theresa Coleman's Tibetan Gallery in the early 2000s.

Size: 156cm x 79cm

Tibetan Sitting Rug; InvNr. DG-0136

Period: Circa 1920

Description: A Tibetan sitting rug (Shugden) with a masterful lotus flower and vines design. Chinese Ming silk inspired the all-over design and even though the design appears incomplete, it was actually woven this way and is original. Striking natural colours, particularly the dark orange is unusual.

The elegant lotus is reminiscent of Arts and Crafts textiles and wallpapers.

Size: 77cm x 57cm

Very Unusual Bauhaus Inspired Tibetan Chequerboard Nomadic Tsutruk Rug; InvNr. DG-0244

Period: 1930

Description: This Tibetan Tsudruk is an extremely creative interpretation of the classic Tibetan chequerboard design.
The colourful rhomboids, strongly reminiscent of Bauhaus – works by Paul Klee or textile designs by Anni Albers or Gunta Stölzl come to our mind. The bottom part of the middle strip starts out with typical squares in unusual colours until the pattern suddenly changes. When the squares become rhomboids, a frenzy of movement is created and a completely different dynamic sets in. Full of life and colour yet with its own rhythm and sense of balance.

Size: 82cm x 133cm

Charming Old Tibetan Rug with Diamond Flower Design; InvNr.: DG-0269

Period:  1930

Description:

This charming old Tibetan Khaden with diamond flower design brings the sunshine into your room.

 

This classical sleeping or sitting rug is adored with colourful stepped diamond flowers on a beige background. The large and small diamonds are alternating in diagonally arranged rows.

 

Lovely piece with great character.

 

 

Size: 170cm x 81cm

Tibetan Peony All-over Ming Silk Design Khaden Rug; InvNr.: DG-0275

Period:  1930

Description:

This blue vintage Tibetan sleeping rug (Khaden) is decorated with a masterful lotus flower and vines design.

Chinese Ming silk inspired the very popular all-over design.

Both ends are edged with vintage fabric. Very well balanced and beautifully executed design.

 

 

Size: 168cm x 91cm

Geometric Antique Tibetan Tsutruk Khaden; InvNr.: DG-0192

Period: Circa 1920

Description:

This abstract Tibetan Tsutruk throw rug with minimalist design is a rare find.

The full pile is a pleasure to feel and explore. The depth and shades of green are reminiscent of the fresh meadows in spring, creating a very vivid central field with lots of character. The narrow red border completes the composition. Tsutruks are woven in narrow strips using Tibetan highland wool and then joined together to complete the finished piece. The rug consists of three separate strips that were woven individually and later sown together.

A highlight for any eclectic collection, perfect for the wall or floor!. 

 

Size: 186cm x 78cm

Antique Tibetan Double Dragon Khaden; InvNr: DG-0181

Period:  1900

Description:

This beautiful Tibetan Khaden depicts two dragons in the clouds playing with the wish fulfilling flaming pearl on a light coloured background. The powerful dragons are exquisitely drawn with a scaled bodies and fierce facial expressions. They almost appear as though they are dancing around a static central axis, whilst the open design without limiting borders evokes the impression of an endless sky.

This charming piece with elegant flair is a great attraction in any home.

 

Size: 157cm x 81cm

Stunning Antique Tibetan Monastic Collectors Rug with Shou Medallions; InvNr. DG-0168

Period: 19th Century

Description: This stunning Tibetan monastic rug is a rare collectors’ piece. The simplicity and balanced use of space have resulted in a pleasing piece of Tibetan woven art. Two simple geometric medallions float on the brown central field, surrounded by three simple linear borders in ivory, medium blue and dark blue.

Size: 122cm x 50cm

Playful and Unique Antique Tibetan Tsutruk Khaden; DG-0046

Period: 1900

Description: This antique Tibetan Tsutruk rug exhibits the playfulness and creativity of Tibetan nomads.

Constructed in four strips woven on a narrow backstrap loom and joined together, this rug has a unique design of multicolored rectangles on a blue background. No two rectangles are identical, creating the impression of random brushstrokes yet with certain regularity. The upper and lower ends have are finished with a pink strip.

An inspiring and unique piece of nomadic art for your home.

Condition: GOOD

Size: 141*72 cm

Energetic Tibetan Tsutruk Khaden; InvNr. DG-0054

Period: 1930

Description: This minimalist yet powerful nomadic weaving is reminiscent of lush green pastures placed in a red frame.

The variety of shades of blue-green in the central field is simply striking. It leaves one to wonder if the weaver intended the strong abrash effect or if it is the result of the dyeing process only. We will never know the answer for sure but we can enjoy the stunning result.

Something colorful for special moments up in the cold and grey mountains or some urban areas. An unusual piece with lots of presence, but without being too loud.

Size: 153cm x 78cm

Rare Antique Brown Blue Tibetan Sitting Rug, Collectors Piece; InvNr. DG-0223

Period: 1900

Description: One of the most stunning Tibetan sitting rugs we have come across in a long time. The simple combination of blue lotus flowers and scrolling vines set against a brown background creates the almost three-dimensional quality of the drawing. The strong yet soft Tibetan highland wool dyed with natural dyes completes this beautiful piece.

Size: 77cm x 61cm

Stunning Red Antique Abstract Geometric Tibetan Rug; InvNr. DG-0139

Period:  19th century

Description: Mark Rothko is most famous for his abstract works, fields or blocks of colour. He used these works to entice his audience to seek their personal spirituality by projecting their own inner ideas onto his canvas. "If you are only moved by color relationships, you are missing the point. I am interested in expressing the big emotions - tragedy, ecstasy, doom." (Mark Rothko)

This Tibetan khaden predates Rothko’s works and was created by nomads on the Tibetan highland, inspired by their truly spiritual surroundings. The simplicity of two bold blocks of red with nuanced shades of red in between is simply striking. It leaves one to wonder if the weaver intended this effect or if it is the result of the dyeing process only. Did they have similar ideas to Rothko or did they want to use the colours to brighten up their dwellings during the gloomy autumn and winter months?
Is it the soul of the piece we can feel or a reflection of our own inner feelings? Whichever it is, this piece is a special work of art, created with the simplest means in remote areas by true artists.

Similar to a Rothko painting but far more affordable, this piece deserves a special place in your home, a spot on the wall where you can enjoy it.

A great piece of abstract art to reflect, inspire and enjoy!

A similar piece in blue is published in “Sacred & Secular - The Piccus Collection Of Tibetan Rugs” by Robert P. Piccus p. 167.

 

Size: 155cm x 90cm

A Extra Fine Antique Tibetan Chequerboard Rug; InvNr. DG-0140

Period: Late 19th century

Description: This is a fine and very well-balanced antique Tibetan checkerboard rug.

The geometric design of checkerboard rugs is well loved by collectors as well as decorators. They can be combined with almost any décor and create a focal point without taking over.
This charming piece is elegantly composed of small squares in a warm natural brown tone combined with indigo blue. Light abrash give this rug an almost three-dimensional quality.

An elegant and absolutely charming piece to create your own focal point at home.

Size: 75cm x 64cm

Unusual Antique Green Tibetan Khaden with Endless Knots; InvNr. DG-0238

Period: 19th Century

Description: This rug only uses naturally dyed green wool, a colour rarely used as the main colour in traditional Tibetan Khaden. Two shades of green were used to create the pattern, but the abrash, typical for natural dyes, adds a variety of tones and creates a real liveliness in this piece.
The central field is decorated with three floral medallions, inspired by Chinese silk brocade patterns, surrounded by eight endless knots. The endless knot is associated with Buddhist iconography in Tibetan art and is one of the Eight Auspicious Symbols of Buddhism. It symbolises the endless cycle of birth, death and rebirth, the opposing forces and their ultimate interaction and the intertwining of wisdom and compassion. The border is a very well drawn swastika border, an ancient auspicious symbol.

Size: 158cm x 78cm

Eccentric Antique Tibetan Dragon and Phoenix Sitting Design Rug; InvNr. DG-0208

Period: 1920

Description: This quirky Tibetan sitting or saddle top rug (Khagangma) shows a unique combination of colour and expressive design.
The red to aubergine coloured background with lively abrash sets the stage for the dramatic dragon and phoenix design. The bold colouring complements the unique details of this rug. The border consists of a thunder meander design with S-shaped elements in three colours. The centre is decorated with a dragon, a phoenix and a lotus flower with leafs. The phoenix is almost squeezed into the top corner whilst the dragon takes over the centre stage and enjoys playing with not only one but four wish-fulfilling pearls, one for each claw.

Size: 82cm x 60cm

DesignAntique Tibetan, Ming Leaf Dragon , Khaden; InvNr. DG-0233

Period: 19th Century

Description: This antique Tibetan sitting and sleeping rug is a great example of the mutual influences Chinese and Tibetan cultures had on each other since the Ming dynasty.
The leaf dragon design first appeared in Chinese rugs of the Ming dynasty, which, like Chinese silk brocades at the time, were coveted objects and made their way along the old trading routes into Tibet. Tibetan weavers were inspired by the design but executed it with distinctively Tibetan features.
The indigo blue leaf dragon and meander lattice design set against a background of un-dyed beige wool has a great elegance and lightness to it that only master weavers can achieve. The peony border is more abstract and regal than in a Chinese rug and adds the typical Tibetan quality and character to this rug.

Size: 150cm x 81cm

An Early Minimalist Tibetan Khaden; invNr. DG-0070

Period: 19th century

Description: This Tibetan Khaden is a stunning example of early sitting and sleeping rugs from Central Tibet. Prior to the arrival of chemical dyes in the late 19th century, the colour range available to Tibetan weavers was limited but they used the available colours to create some of the most amazing minimalist rugs. The field is composed of nuances of yellow and green with minimalist design drawn as a red shou-medallion and fret spandrels.
Simplicity and colour make this early piece so appealing and evoke parallels to modernist art. Think Mark Rothko!

Size: 180cm x 85cm

Antique Geometric Tsudruk Shades of Green Minimalist Tibetan Khaden; InvNr. DG-0165

Period: 1930

Description: This rug is reminiscent of the pastures of the Tibetan highland, where nomadic weavers made it on narrow back strap looms to shield themselves from the cold. 

The variety of shades of green in the central field is simply striking. It leaves one to wonder if the weaver intended this effect or if it is the result of the dyeing and aging processes. In many nomadic cultures weavers are capturing the colors and patterns of summer to brighten up their dwellings during the gloomy autumn and winter months. Thus, the obvious answer seems that the skilled Tibetan Weavers managed to capture their environment very well and created a small masterpiece. The red border is like a perfect frame to increase the energy of the green centre field.

A dash of color to brighten up your days in summer and winter or just the additional spice needed in a cool and modern surrounding.
 

Condition: Excellent

Size: 160*74 cm

Tibetan Dragon Khaden Rug; InvNr. DG-0163

Period: Late 19th century

Description: This striking orange and yellow Tibetan Khaden depicts two dragons playing with the wish fulfilling pearl. A Khaden is a Tibetan sitting and sleeping rug, with a piece of this quality probably made for a lama or a wealthy gentleman. The dragons are depicted energetically in mid-flight, surrounded by clouds on the orange background. The depiction is very powerful and with lovely details: the scales covering the dragons’ bodies, their horns, the colourful manes flying in the wind and bulging eyes to name but a few. The clouds are executed expertly with every cloud in a different shape and colour combination. The main border has a bat in each corner, and different sections with flower or coins on a yellow background. The outer border is orange and the edge is framed in an orange fabric, typical for Tibetan rugs. All natural dyes.

Size: 157cm x 85cm

Mysterious auspicious antique Tibetan monastic ritual rug; InvNr. DG-0237

Period: 19th century

Description: This very boldly drawn monastic rug has three large swastikas, meaning auspicious in Sanskrit, decorating the central field.
The combination of the swastikas with the red background, the colour traditionally associated with the Tibetan clergy, indicates a dedication to special ritualistic purposes. The worn areas clearly show the regular use of this rug with very distinct usage patterns. Some of the elements of this rug remain mysterious and may well have a hidden meaning only disclosed to those involved in the rituals. The spaces between the swastikas are decorated with flowers, one row of three except for the space between the upper two swastikas where we see a double row of flowers. The central swastika has markings in each section, only visible on close inspection. These are very likely to have a special meaning and purpose in the rituals. A small version of a tigma pattern border (which originates in the shamanic tradition of the Bon cults) and a S-shaped thunder meander border surround the central field.

Size: 166cm x 70cm

Antique Tibetan Double Dragon Phoenix Khaden Rug; InvNr. DG-0232

Period: 1900

Description: This classic Tibetan Khaden depicts two dragons playing with the pearl of wisdom with a phoenix between them.
The dragons’ bodies are almost shaped like snakes, elegantly shaped and scales covering their entire bodies, each playing with two pearls in their front claws. Their faces show the joy and energy from they get from their play with the pearls. The phoenix, trying to get out of the way of the exuberant dragons, carries a lotus flower in its beak. The lotus flower is one of the eight symbols of Buddhism and symbolises purity whilst the phoenix symbolises good fortune. Set against the blue sky background, the three animals are surrounded by clouds and a stylised wave, cloud and mountain border.
Typically for earlier pieces and natural dyes, the colours are very harmonious and complement the playful design.

Size: 153cm x 70cm

Outstanding Tibetan Checkerboard Sitting Rug With Lots Of Charm; InvNr. DG-0191

Period: circa 1920

Description: This is undoubtedly one of the most charming little Tsutruks with its very unique checkerboard pattern. One could say it almost looks like abstract art from the western culture.
The pattern consists of an irregular square checker design broken up in the middle by a section of triangular checker design, very rarely found in Tibetan rugs, both in natural brown and light blue tones. This pattern is overlaid with four endless knots in red and even pink tones. A small red border frames this piece to the outside.

Typical for Tsutruks, this piece is woven in two strips on a back strap loom and later joined together to complete the finished piece. Nomads used this type of loom for weaving whilst out herding their cattle. Those pieces are maybe the best or most origin pieces of Tibetan nomadic weaving.

This lovely piece has seen very little use and is in great condition with nice and soft wool – made out of high lanolin wool for which the Tibetan high pastures are famous.

Size: 75cm x 50cm

Antique Green Tibetan Mat with Buddhist Symbols and Flowers; InvNr. DG-0065

Period: 1900

Description: This lovely Tibetan sitting rug has a beautiful green background decorated with floral elements and Buddhist symbols.

The vivid green is reminiscent of a lush meadow with a variety of flowers in full bloom – peonies, lotus, orchids, etc – with Buddhist and Taoist elements placed in between. Each flower is different and executed with beautiful detail. The symbols include fan, scrolls, urn, flower basket and books, all decorated with ribbons.

A lovely example of an open field design piece with warm and vivid colours.

Note: An almost identical piece is published in: Woven Jewels, Tibetan Rugs from Southern California Collections; Pacific Asia Museum 1992, page 75.

Size: 65cm x 55cm

Tibetan Dragon Pillar Rug; InvNr. DG-0073

Period: Circa 1920

Description: Rare Tibetan pillar rug with dragon design. Whilst it was common to decorate pillars in temples with pillar rugs, these were mostly made in Ningxia or Inner Mongolia but very rarely in Tibet.
This powerful dragon is flying through the clouds whilst playing with the wish fulfilling pearl. The end borders depict waves, clouds and the sacred mount Meru.
Great feature piece to attract attention.

Note: An almost identical piece, most likely made for the same temple is published in: Woven Jewels, Tibetan Rugs from Southern California Collections; Pacific Asia Museum 1992, page 35

Size: 190cm x 97cm

Antique Tibetan Rug Saddle Top With Lotus Flower Design; InvNr. DG-0081

Period: 1900

Description: This charming Tibetan sitting rug features a design of scrolling vines with lotus and diamond flowers.
Originally made as a sitting rug, this little Khagangma was most likely used on top of a saddle. The indigo blue background is decorated with scrolling vines in a dark green with a lighter green as the outer edge. Only one strand of the vine is done differently, a red colour with a light pink as the outer edge. In between the vines are two nicely drawn lotus flowers and, an unusual feature in this type of rug, three little diamond flowers. Small cloud-shaped elements are found around the lotus flowers and the outer edges.

A very charming piece with classic all-over design and some very unusual design features.

Size: 80cm x 50cm

Charming Tibetan Takyab Decorative Horse Trapping With Kalachakra Design; InvNr. DG-0135

Period: Late 19th century

Description: This charming Tibetan Takyab, meaning horse face or horse jewel, formed of the tack for pack animals in Tibet. Horses and other pack animals play an important role in Tibetan daily life and proper care is taken of the animals and their tack. Shaped to fit the animal’s forehead, it served as a decorative element with magical properties to protect the animals against evil spirits.

The piece is decorated with a large Kalachakra, which plays an important role in Tibetan Buddhism. With the decorative elements at the top and bottom this piece almost looks like it is depicting a “ghostly” face. The edges are framed with a lovely blue wool fabric and two leather straps for fixing it to the animal’s head are still in place.

For further reading, see: Dragon & Horse Saddle Rugs and Other Horse Tack from China and Beyond, Drs. Koos de Jong, p.151f.

Size: 24cm x 25cm

Unique Design Antique Tibetan Dragon Rug; InvNr. DG-0166

Period: 19th century

Description: This delightful Tibetan sitting rug (Khagangma) shows a unique and early take on the classic dragon and phoenix design.
The warm brown background sets the stage for an all-natural dyes design with dragon and phoenix. The subtle colouring complements the unique and lovely details of this rug. The border has a thunder meander design with five S-shaped elements in two colours on each side. The centre is decorated with a dragon, a phoenix and a lotus flower with leafs. The phoenix – almost squeezed into the top corner by the dragon- has an unusually designed feather coat consisting of multicoloured rhombuses. An unobtrusively drawn lotus flower reveals its beautiful details only at the second glance. The playful dragon takes over half of the central field and enjoys playing with not one but two wish-fulfilling pearls, which he just caught and looks ready to throw again. His facial features are standing out – curly whiskers and very long eyelashes completed by a full and colourful mane.

A piece full of joy and entertainment, yet with a spiritual dimension to it.

Size: 80cm x 57cm

Antique Minimalist Monochrome Red Tibetan Tsutruk Rug; InvNr. DG-0196

Period: Late 19th Century

Description: This is a piece of Monochromatic or avant-garde art (throughout the 20th century and into the 21st century) found in unexpected (to some) place - an antique Tibetan nomadic weaving at its best.

The simplicity of this Tsutruk Khaden allows you to enjoy the fine nuances of a warm red created by dyeing Tibetan Highland wool with natural dyes. There is no additional pattern that distracts the eye from the pure colour. Just pure (warm) colour – nothing more, nothing less.

The fact that this piece is woven in four strips and sown together reinforces the effect of the abrash. The wool is rich in lanoline and very dense which, together with tight weaving, creates an almost closed surface.

This piece is a highlight for every eclectic collection of the highest standard.

Size: 147cm x 73cm

A Highly Unusual Early Tibetan Meditation Rug; InvNr. DG-0127

Period: 19th century

Description: This rug is full of symbolism and positive spiritual energy.

The design is highly unusual and points to an early- to mid-19th century monastic origin, potentially for use in a special ritual. The brown background is decorated with five Shou-medallions (one in the centre and one in each corner), four clouds are placed around the central Shou-motif and the field is filled with unusual geometric motifs. Each of these consists of four little blue squares with one green knot in the corner closest to the (barely visible) red centre.
The Shou symbol originates from China, where is stands for longevity. It sometimes takes the form of an old man, Shou Lao. “In the Tibetan tradition this benevolent old man represents a contemplative sage who embodies the qualities of Amitayus, the Bodhisattva of longevity (Beer, Robert, The Handbook of Tibetan Buddhist Symbols, Chicago, 2003, pp.55).

A very unusual piece with a deep sense of spirituality.

Size: 69cm x 75cm

Antique Tibetan Rug With Unusual Flower Design; InvNr. DG-0132

Period: 1900

Description: A finely drawn indigo blue Tibetan sitting rug with an unusual design of red flowers.

The dark indigo blue background is decorated with foliage elements resembling fern leaves in a medium blue. The four red flowers are reminiscent of peonies yet drawn in a very unusual way. The red petals are arranged around a yellow/ochre centre and fade from a dark red at the centre to a faint pink at the outer edges. All leaves are drawn in a slim, elongated fashion, which is a rare feature in Tibetan rugs.
The use of this unusual design gives this rug an airy lightness yet creates the impression of a lush greenery.

Beautiful piece with a highly unusual design and bags of charm.

Size: 72cm x 52cm

Antique Abstract Tibetan Tsutruk Sitting Rug; InvNr. DG-0051

Period: Circa 1900

Description: This stunning minimalist piece of art comes from the remote Tibetan highlands.

Woven in three strips and sewn together, the Tibetan nomads who wove this piece wanted to make a warm blanket to shield them against the harsh winters in the highlands. As with many pieces of naïve art, the simplicity and originality of this rug create a very modern appeal, which makes it a unique feature in a contemporary setting.

A subtle piece that slowly reveals its real charm.

Size: 74cm x 68cm

Antique Tibetan Sitting Rug With Lotus Design; InvNr. DG-0078

Period: Late 19th Century

Description: A charming Tibetan sitting rug (Shugden) dyed only with indigo of varying intensity.

Two delicately drawn lotus flowers amongst scrolling foliage in light shades of blues sit against a dark blue background creating a simple yet elegant design. The relative fineness of weave, the lightness of the design and the natural dyes are characteristic of early pieces.

A highly decorative piece not only for collectors.

Size: 73cm x 49cm

Pure Simplicity: Antique Bottle Green Tibetan Tsukdruk Rug; InvNr. DG-0210

Period: Circa 1900

Description: Its simplicity and colour make this Tsukdruk a highlight.

Woven in four narrow strips on a backstrap loom with rich, high lanolin wool from the Tibetan highland, this piece is a beautiful example of the skills of Tibetan nomadic weavers.
The vivid colour ranges from bluish green to bottle green and show a wealth of shades in between, created by using natural dyes. Pieces like this have inspired famous painters and artists since the early 20th century to take their own art to new levels….Frank Lloyd Wright, Le Corbusier, Paul Klee to name just a few.

A piece of abstract modernist art created by Tibetan nomads – an inspiration to this day.

A nearly identical piece is published in “Sacred & Secular - The Piccus Collection Of Tibetan Rugs” by Robert P. Piccus p. 258.

Size: 150cm x 87cm

Decorative Tibetan Takyab Antique Horse Trapping With Flaming Jewel Design; InvNr. DG-0134

Period: Late 19th century

Description: This charming Tibetan Takyab, meaning horse face or horse jewel, formed of the tack for pack animals in Tibet. Horses and other pack animals play an important role in Tibetan daily life and proper care is taken of the animals and their tack. Shaped to fit the animal’s forehead, it served as a decorative element with magical properties to protect the animals against evil spirits.

The piece is decorated with lotus flowers and the flaming jewel (norbu) in the centre set against a red background. The edges are framed with a nicely woven red wool fabric.

For further reading, see: Dragon & Horse Saddle Rugs and Other Horse Tack from China and Beyond, Drs. Koos de Jong, p.151f.

Size: 21cm x 21cm

Antique Scandinavian Bauhaus Tibetan Checker Board Rug; InvNr. DG-0193

Period: 1900

Description: This rug bears a striking resemblance to Scandinavian and Bauhaus textile designs and may have well been an influence to them. Checkerboard patterns are among the most popular and sought-after designs. One could also imagine a finger exercise with a similar pattern in one of the Bauhaus classes from Paul Klee. Interior decorators love them because they are able to use them in almost any décor, as long as it is eclectic - the cherry on the cake.

The weaver created the checkerboard design with ten colors arranged in diagonal rows framed with a simple red border. The result is a striking piece of timeless art.

Very rare checkerboard rug of exceptional design. Pure textile art at its best.

A similar (still different) piece can be found here: La Tigre e il fiore di Loto, page 141, 2001; catalogue of the exhibition “The Tiger and the Lotus: Carpets and Sacred Art of Tibet” at the National Museum of Oriental Art in Rome.

Size: 153cm x 83cm

Charming Tibetan Takyab Decorative Horse Trapping With Lotus Flower Design; InvNr. DG-0133

Period: Late 19th century

Description: This charming Tibetan Takyab, meaning horse face or horse jewel, formed of the tack for pack animals in Tibet. Horses and other pack animals play an important role in Tibetan daily life and proper care is taken of the animals and their tack. Shaped to fit the animal’s forehead, it served as a decorative element with magical properties to protect the animals against evil spirits.

The design shows a vase with lotus flowers is set against a warm red background. This piece still has its original blue fabric lining at the back and the strings still show how it was fixed to the animals’ head.

For further reading, see: Dragon & Horse Saddle Rugs and Other Horse Tack from China and Beyond, Drs. Koos de Jong, p.151f.

Size: 23cm x 23cm

Tibetan Dragon Khaden Sitting Rug; InvNr. DG-0194

Period: 1920

Description: This lovely Tibetan Khaden brings the summer into your tent (or house). For Tibetan nomads, the winters on the plateau are long, cold and gray. One way to bring colour into their lives is the Khaden (sleeping rugs) they sit and sleep on.

For this Khaden, the beauty lies in the detail. At the first glance, its classic design with three medallions presents a lovely and balanced rug. When you start looking at the details, you’ll discover a little dragon hiding in the central medallion, ready to get out and go for a tour. He is surrounded by flowers, mountains and little houses with (almost) heart-shaped roofs, more to observe. The outer border is done with an array of patterns and colors, of which the blue and the green stand out. Both done with lovely natural dyes, they show a vast range of tones as you can find them in the fields and sky on the Tibetan plateau.

Have a closer look and discover your favorite detail.

Size: 166cm x 91cm

Antique Tibetan Checker Board Backrest Cushion; InvNr. DG-0069

Period: circa 1900

Description: This Tibetan backrest cushion (Gyabney) with checkerboard design has blue and beige squares with a thin border in pink and red. Checkerboard patterns are among the most popular and sought-after designs. Decorators love them because they are able to use them in almost any decor.
Charming piece you can easily find a spot for in your home.

Size: 61cm x 31cm

Tibetan Horse Blanket; InvNr. DG-0183

Period: circa 1930

Description: This Tibetan horse blanket is made from soft woollen fabric dyed in tie-dye technique. The lovely green fabric in the upper part is decorated with the tigma pattern (cross in a circle), which originates from the shamanic Bön cult. The light coloured lower fabric is decorated with a cross pattern in blue and red.

Size: 120cm x 90cm

Pair Of Minimalist Tibetan Tsutruk Rugs; InvNr. DG-0182

Period: circa 1900

Description: This pair of early Tsutruk rugs with minimalist design is a rare find. The simplicity and elegance of these rugs doesn’t need many words. Just enjoy the beauty of the colours and the rich wool.
Tsutruks are woven in narrow strips using Tibetan highland wool and then joined together to complete the finished piece. Each of the rugs consists of 3 separate strips that were woven individually and later sown together.
This pair will create a special atmosphere in their new home. A highlight for any eclectic collection!

Size: 130cm x 70cm and 133cm x 70cm

Abstract Tibetan Tsutruk Rug; InvNr. DG-0048

Period: 1930

Description: This abstract Tibetan Tsutruk rug in petrol and red combines the simplicity and modernity of nomadic weavings in one piece. Tsutruks are woven in narrow strips using Tibetan highland wool and then joined together to complete the finished piece. The vivid petro field shows an incredible variety of shades, characteristic of natural dyes. The central strip is decorated with three abstract elements. A narrow pearl border and a strawberry red out border surround the petrol field.
This stunning rug can easily stand its ground in any environment with modern and contemporary art.
A great abstract piece of woven art for your wall or floor.

Size: 144cm x 78cm

Tibetan Rug Saddle Top With Dragon Design; InvNr. DG-0175

Period: 1920

Description: This attractive Tibetan saddle top rug features an energetic little dragon.

A warm red and orange are the main colours of this playful rug. Tibetans used rugs to bring colour into their lives during the long and harsh winters on the Tibetan plateau. The central orange field is decorated with a dragon in mid-air flying through a mountainous landscape. The dragon has a wide smile on his face and is clearly enjoying this flight. The surrounding orange field is decorated with various flowers. A pearl string and a meander border in blue lead to the main border, decorated with flowers and auspicious symbols.

A lovely piece with warm colours and a fun-loving dragon.

Size: 68cm x 55cm

Lotus Flower Design Tibetan Saddle Top Rug; InvNr. DG-0061

Period: 1920

Description: This colourful Tibetan sitting rug, placed on top of a saddle, is full of joy and energy.

Two blossoming lotus flowers grow from behind rocks in opposing corners into the central field. The flowers are drawn with beautiful detail and skilfully balanced against the indigo blue background. The nine-colour wave and cloud border creates an elegant frame around the lotus flowers. Over time, the colours have mellowed nicely to create a very pleasant piece.

Made in the Tibetan highlands, this little rug brings colour and joy to your home.

Size: 69cm x 58cm

Pair of Tibetan Monks Meditation Seat Squares; DG-0171

Period: 1920

Description: This is a decorative pair of antique Tibetan meditation squares with floral design.

The floral medallion sits on a warm red-brown background and is complemented by floral corner spandrels. The brown border is adorned with peonies and vines and each corner has a lovely stylized dragon motif in shades of green. A narrow blue border creates the outer edge.
A lovely pair of meditation rugs with warm colors and well-balanced design.

Condition: EXCELLENT

Size: 60*65 cm

Rare Antique Tibetan Chinese Silk Brocade Pattern Medallion Khaden Rug; DG-0256

Period: mid 19th c.

Description: This fine antique Tibetan medallion rug has some stunning details.

The finely drawn floral medallion pattern originates from fine Ming dynasty silks that were highly appreciated in ancient Tibet. Each medallion consists of red peonies with blue vines growing around a geometric centre with a pink flower. The medallions are placed in an all-over pattern, which shows eight complete roundels and ten partial ones. The background has amazing shades of ivory with aquamarine blue abrash. Absolutely stunning colours!
As opposed to a typical felt border, this piece is framed with an antique hand-sewn red tie-dye wool fabric decorated with the ancient tigma pattern.
Absolutely stunning collectors piece from the mid-19th century that deserves a special place where it’s not walked on regularly.

Condition: GOOD

Size: 137*86 cm

Unusual Antique Tibetan Dragon Phoenix Khaden Rug All-Over Pattern; DG-0167

Period: 19th Century

Description: Lovely antique ivory ground Tibetan Khaden with dragon and phoenix design.

This rug depicts a very unusual version of the all-over design based on Chinese Ming dynasty silks, very popular in ancient Tibet. Two large lotus flowers with a dragon and a phoenix dominate the design in the centre. Untypically for dragon and phoenix design rugs, the all-over pattern contains “parts” of other dragons and phoenixes. It’s basically a snapshot of the silk design without adjusting the pattern. Very unusual but all sides and ends are original. It may have been one of a set that would have completed a larger pattern or a weaver who wanted to express his creativity.

Great design, lovely colors and very unique dragon and phoenix rug!

Condition: EXCELLENT

Size: 145*84 cm

Pair of Antique Blue and Red Tibetan Nomadic Minimalist Rugs; InvNr. DG-0173

Period: 1920

Description: This pair of antique Tibetan Tsutruk (Tsuk druk) rugs has a stunning minimalist design with a very modern appeal.

The simplicity and elegance of these rugs doesn’t need many words. Just enjoy the beauty of the colours, a vivid deep indigo blue and a warm red.  

Tsutruks are woven in narrow strips using Tibetan highland wool and then joined together to complete the finished piece. Each of the rugs consists of four separate strips, woven individually and later sown together.

A rare occasion to find a pair of these desirable antique minimalist rugs!

Condition: EXCELLENT

Size: 148*78 cm

Antique Tibetan Floral Design Backrest Cushion; DG-0253

Period: 1900

Description: This Tibetan backrest cushion (Gyabney) has a lovely floral design on a light yellow ground. The unusual design is called pema chakdro, lotus in iron lockets. There are four rows of flowers; the outer rows have flowers in a darker red, the inner rows in purple and red with white.

Charming piece with natural dyes, easily turned into a cushion for your sofa - if you like.

Condition: EXCELLENT

Size: 75*32 cm

Antique Tibetan Saddle Rug with Dragon Design; DG-0172

Period: 1920s

Description: Lovely Tibetan saddle rug with dragon medallions and natural dyes.

This Tibetan saddle rug still has the typical hand-sewn red felt edge and a strip of green tie-dyed wool fabric in the middle, which was used when placed under the saddle. The two friendly dragon medallions are surrounded by flowers on a blue background. The borders consist of a small meander border and a main border decorated with auspicious flowers and scholarly emblems.

Decorative piece with plenty of appealing details.

Condition: EXCELLENT

Size: 124*70 cm

Antique Mininmalist Tibetan Tsudruk Khaden; InvNr.: DG-0281

Period:  1930

Description:

This abstract Tibetan Tsutruk throw rug with minimalist design is pleasing to the eye.

The full pile is a pleasure to feel and explore. The depth and shades of green are reminiscent of the deep ocean, creating a very vivid central field with lots of character. The narrow, light red border completes the composition. Tsutruks are woven in narrow strips using Tibetan highland wool and then joined together to complete the finished piece. The rug consists of three separate strips that were woven individually and later sown together.

A highlight for any eclectic collection, perfect for the wall or floor!

 

Size: 149cm x 72cm

Geometric Antique Tibetan Chequerboard Khaden Rug; InvNr.: DG-0270
Stunning Antique Minimalist Tibetan Ritual Meditation Collector Rug; InvNr. DG-0064
Very Unusual Stunning Modernist Bauhaus Style Tibetan Khaden Tsutruk Rug; DG-0125
Classic Antique Tibetan Double Dragon Phoenix Khaden; DG-0258
Pair of Charming Tibetan Double Dragon Khaden Rugs; DG-0212 & 0213
Charming Orange Yellow Tibetan Medallion Sitting Rug; InvNr. DG-0222
Old Tibetan Double Dragon Khaden Rug; InvNr: DG-0276
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Antique Tibetan Dragon and Phoenix Khaden; InvNr.: DG-0277
Tibetan Sitting Rug; InvNr. DG-0136
Very Unusual Bauhaus Inspired Tibetan Chequerboard Nomadic Tsutruk Rug; InvNr. DG-0244
Charming Old Tibetan Rug with Diamond Flower Design; InvNr.: DG-0269
Tibetan Peony All-over Ming Silk Design Khaden Rug; InvNr.: DG-0275
Geometric Antique Tibetan Tsutruk Khaden; InvNr.: DG-0192
Antique Tibetan Double Dragon Khaden; InvNr: DG-0181
Stunning Antique Tibetan Monastic Collectors Rug with Shou Medallions; InvNr. DG-0168
Playful and Unique Antique Tibetan Tsutruk Khaden; DG-0046
Energetic Tibetan Tsutruk Khaden; InvNr. DG-0054
Rare Antique Brown Blue Tibetan Sitting Rug, Collectors Piece; InvNr. DG-0223
Stunning Red Antique Abstract Geometric Tibetan Rug; InvNr. DG-0139
A Extra Fine Antique Tibetan Chequerboard Rug; InvNr. DG-0140
Unusual Antique Green Tibetan Khaden with Endless Knots; InvNr. DG-0238
Eccentric Antique Tibetan Dragon and Phoenix Sitting Design Rug; InvNr. DG-0208
DesignAntique Tibetan, Ming Leaf Dragon , Khaden; InvNr. DG-0233
An Early Minimalist Tibetan Khaden; invNr. DG-0070
 Antique Geometric Tsudruk Shades of Green Minimalist Tibetan Khaden; InvNr. DG-0165
Tibetan Dragon Khaden Rug; InvNr. DG-0163
Mysterious auspicious antique Tibetan monastic ritual rug; InvNr. DG-0237
Antique Tibetan Double Dragon Phoenix Khaden Rug; InvNr. DG-0232
Outstanding Tibetan Checkerboard Sitting Rug With Lots Of Charm; InvNr. DG-0191
Antique Green Tibetan Mat with Buddhist Symbols and Flowers; InvNr. DG-0065
Tibetan Dragon Pillar Rug; InvNr. DG-0073
Antique Tibetan Rug Saddle Top With Lotus Flower Design; InvNr. DG-0081
Charming Tibetan Takyab Decorative Horse Trapping With Kalachakra Design; InvNr. DG-0135
Unique Design Antique Tibetan Dragon Rug; InvNr. DG-0166
Antique Minimalist Monochrome Red Tibetan Tsutruk Rug; InvNr. DG-0196
A Highly Unusual Early Tibetan Meditation Rug; InvNr. DG-0127
Antique Tibetan Rug With Unusual Flower Design; InvNr. DG-0132
Antique Abstract Tibetan Tsutruk Sitting Rug; InvNr. DG-0051
Antique Tibetan Sitting Rug With Lotus Design; InvNr. DG-0078
Pure Simplicity: Antique Bottle Green Tibetan Tsukdruk Rug; InvNr. DG-0210
Decorative Tibetan Takyab Antique Horse Trapping With Flaming Jewel Design; InvNr. DG-0134
Antique Scandinavian Bauhaus Tibetan Checker Board Rug; InvNr. DG-0193
Charming Tibetan Takyab Decorative Horse Trapping With Lotus Flower Design; InvNr. DG-0133
Tibetan Dragon Khaden Sitting Rug; InvNr. DG-0194
Antique Tibetan Checker Board Backrest Cushion; InvNr. DG-0069
Tibetan Horse Blanket; InvNr. DG-0183
Pair Of Minimalist Tibetan Tsutruk Rugs; InvNr. DG-0182
Abstract Tibetan Tsutruk Rug; InvNr. DG-0048
Tibetan Rug Saddle Top With Dragon Design; InvNr. DG-0175
Lotus Flower Design Tibetan Saddle Top Rug; InvNr. DG-0061
Pair of Tibetan Monks Meditation Seat Squares; DG-0171
Rare Antique Tibetan Chinese Silk Brocade Pattern Medallion Khaden Rug; DG-0256
Unusual Antique Tibetan Dragon Phoenix Khaden Rug All-Over Pattern; DG-0167
Pair of Antique Blue and Red Tibetan Nomadic Minimalist Rugs; InvNr. DG-0173
Antique Tibetan Floral Design Backrest Cushion; DG-0253
Antique Tibetan Saddle Rug with Dragon Design; DG-0172
Antique Mininmalist Tibetan Tsudruk Khaden; InvNr.: DG-0281