Rug with double dorjè

Circa 1730
Ningxia, Northern China
On Hold
150 cm x 79 cm
4'11" x 2'7"

most certainly woven for a Tibetan monastery, this rug is composed of two squares each contaning the double dorjè motif (also known as ‘crossed vajra’), which is the Buddhist symbol for a thunderbolt, protecting against evil. The spacing of the pattern, the quality of the weaving and the colour juxtaposition remind me of the refined carpets of the Yongzheng period (1723-1735).

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