Tie-dye textile, Tibet
late 19th century, cm 161x84
A rather interesting woollen textile with the so-called ‘tigma’ (cross) pattern, a motif closely related to a still vital shamanistic tradition deriving from the pre-Buddhist Bon cults, and never dismissed in the rural parts of the Tibetan high plateau.
Such textiles, typically used as seats cover, were fashioned into relatively long runners, cutting the tie-dyed woollen cloths and sewing they with cushioning inside.
The present example shows a typical green ground (slightly faded from the years outside, still vibrant in the inside). Decades of use left their sign (bit of wear, staining and holes), couldn’t detract a bit from its intrinsic beauty though. a lyric item.
* Tie-dye textile, Tibet
late 19th century, cm 171x104
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