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A vintage Tibetan wool sash depicting tigma motifs

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Directory: Vintage Arts: Regional Art: Asian: Indian Subcontinent: Himalayas: Pre 1980: item # 1144025

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A vintage Tibetan wool sash depicting tigma motifs

This Tibetan wool sash measures 12.7 cm x 340.4 cm in length including the silky fringes. The tigma (cross) motif is an ancient good luck charm among Tibetans and here it is depicted in a discontinuous weft pattern design. These sashes are traditionally worn to secure the traditional Tibetan attire called a chuba. The high lustre of the wool is attributed to the high lanolin content of the goat wool in the high altitude regions of the Tibetan plateau. The last photo shows a typical loom on which these sashes are woven. Condition: Excellent. Mid to late 20th century.

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