Fabulous vintage handmade tiger rug woven in traditional Tibetan style with the tiger image flattened as if viewing an actual tiger skin. This tiger has bright eyes, a pinkish nose, and white claws — and looks quite alive.
Very heavy thick wool pile with cotton warp and fringes. Most likely sheep’s wool but yak wool is sometimes used in this region of East Asia.
This rug is quite solid and heavy — and can be used anywhere, including in a high foot traffic area such as near a front door, in a foyer, or in exercise studio.
Most tiger rugs from Asia are fairly light in construction and not suited for being walked on regularly. This tiger carpet, however, is practically bullet proof.
Tyger! Tyger! burning bright
In the forests of the night,
What immortal hand or eye
Could frame thy fearful symmetry?
In what distant deeps or skies
Burnt the fire of thine eyes?
On what wings dare he aspire?
What the hand dare seize the fire?
Not an antique piece but visually stunning — and should last practically forever.
Exact size is 7 ft. 2 in. by 5 ft. 4 in.
From the 1980s -2000s. From the Nepal – Tibet region of the Himalayas.
Last photo with Morgan silver dollar shows the back of the rug.
Shipping within U.S. is $43.
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