Vintage Nepal – Tibet Buddhist Dragon Rug — 8 ft. 10 in. by 5 ft. 10 in. — $450

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Fantastic old vintage Nepalese or Tibetan dragon rug with Buddhist iconography. The dragons are composed in a quartet arrangement near the center, and are modest in size and quite stylized. Closeup in third photo.

Scattered minor wear mainly on the ends (fourth photo). The rug has been professionally WASHED and is ready to use.

Fabulous art for your floor. Ivory with browns and blues, and accent colors. Lovely and muted natural dyes. One corner has small nick and tiny stitch repair. (second photo) Last two photos with Morgan silver dollar show the back of the rug.

No holes or weak spots; the rug is well woven and solid despite the minor wear. Natural wool on cotton warp. Exact size is 8 ft. 10 in. by 5 ft. 10 in., which is an excellent size for most rooms. Out of a European estate. 1950s – 1960s

Dragons in eastern mythology and religion are positive elemental forces — unlike the destructive creatures in Western myths. In ancient China, dragons were depicted as rainmakers. When Buddhism spread through China, it introduced its own vision of the dragon as a protector. The dragon–along with the tiger, snow lion, and garuda–was one of the Four Dignitaries that offered strength, compassion, and safety.

Dragons remain important positive and protective symbols in Tibetan Buddhism.

Price is $450.  Free pickup or shipping within continental U.S. is $43.

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Old Tribal Moroccan Berber Rug — 10 ft. 8 in. by 5 ft. 5 in. $750

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Stunning old vintage tribal rug from Morocco. Based on colors and motif, this one is probably from the village of Rehamna. 100% natural wool with long tassels from the braided warp on one end (they are usually only on one end). 1940s. (There is an old faded export tag that looks like it can be translated to 1951 in the Gregorian calendar.)

The reds have muted from sunlight and aging on the top side. (see last photo which shows back folded over front) Floating asymmetrical diamonds and geometric icons against the red field. This is heavy and thick but a softer supple weave lacking rigidity– so not ideal for a high traffic area. Similar in respects to the traditional tribal Qashqai gabbeh rugs of Iran.

Professionally washed a couple of years ago and not used since being cleaned.

Sad to let this one go from my collection but have to find homes for some of these fabulous old carpets. Enchanted art for your floor! 10 ft. 8 in. by 5 ft. 5 in. (includes tassels in length).

Price is $750.   Shipping is $43 within the continental U.S.

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(MC0003 O282)