An antique Tibetan_Khaden_ temple rug hand woven in gold, navy, brown and ivory wool depicting three segments of a serpentine dragon chasing a flaming pearl. The rug has been designed and woven to appear as if the dragon wraps around the sides of the rug with geometric borders. Khaden rugs in woven in thick Tibetan highland sheep wool were commonly used for seating and sleeping. This rug is a compliment to item 17DCC170-819.
The Buddhist temple rugs were purchased in Katmandu, Nepal, rescued from a temple prior to destruction by the Chinese. The pair were hung at the entrance of the alter facing each other to ward off evil.
- some white showing through pile.