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Antique Tibetan Prayer Rug

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Directory: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Central Asian: Textiles: Pre 1900: Item # 1189299
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Antique Tibetan prayer rug in the dorje style from the 19th century. Phoenixes in plum and pink have their wings spread as they descent to smell the fruit. The central medallion is a called a dorje which symbolizes the properties of diamonds (indestructability) and thurderbolts (irresistible force). The use of the dorje symbolizes the firmness of spirit and spiritual power. It is bordered by red cotton on the front and backed with blue cotton. It measures 36" by 37".