Old Tibetan rugs are generally simple in design and color woven using the beautiful lush highland sheep’s wool and simple vegetal dyes. They can date back to the 11th century. Around 1900 workshops were seen weaving rugs for monasteries as bench covers and for the wealthy residents of Lhasa. Interesting saddle covers survive. Later Tibetan rugs exhibit a Chinese influence in design and the Tibetan tiger rug has become a popular collectable.
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