|Title:||TIGER RUG 19TH CENTURY SINO-TIBETAN|
|Size:||59.50" x 36.50"|
Late 19th - early 20th century Sino-Tibetan hand knotted wool rug depicting a tiger on vermilion background, made for the Chinese market. An apocryphal Chinese 17th century seal, on the left side of tiger. At the foot of the tiger a representation of the Buddhist three jewels (body, speech & mind) symbolized by container filled with jewels, and to the left a gold bullion. Early Buddhist and Tantric practice made use of tiger skins leading to the decimation of tiger populations in India, during the 19th century which encouraged the conservation effort of weaving tigers into rugs by the Tibetans and Bhutanese.
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