Striking pictorial Nepalese handmade rug in truly excellent condition. Wool pile — most likely high elevation yak wool — woven onto cotton warp & structure.
The rug is clearly inspired by the work of Japanese artist Katsushika Hokusai (1760-1849) — in particular his most famous woodblock print, The Great Wave Off Kanagawa, created some time in the 1830s. Hokusai was focused on multiple depictions of Mt. Fuji, which the rug faithfully reproduces in the background, majestically overlooking the wave as it assails the small boats and the desperate fishermen.