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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.

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TIE-DYE textile,

Tibet, early 20th century, cm 174x74.

A rather interesting woollen textile with a variation of 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 very clearly exhibit the function it was used for, as it still retains the (partially unfaded) shaped outer border intended to wrap cushioning. Interestingly enough, the usual ‘cross’ pattern has been somehow overlapped to obtain a ‘rosette’ motif with an internal cross though.

In excellent overall condition, this is quite a lyric item. Recommended.

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* Tie-dye textile, Tibet

late 19th century, cm 171x104

No more in stock.

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(17/2/1958-14/7/2012).
After the degree in physic he left Milano to Munich, where he got the PhD in Physical Chemistry at the Ludwig-Maximilians Universitaet.
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