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Tibetan rugs at Cologne Fine Art 2014

Long-time Asian Art dealer Michael Woerner will exhibit a group of six early Tibetan rugs, formerly from the Robert P. & Alice Piccus Collection, at Cologne Fine Art, Koelnmesse, 18th – 23rd November 2014.

Previously exhibited at Asian Art in Brussels, highlights include two unusual Tiger rugs, one of them depicting the rear part of a tiger pelt that was probably made to cover a raised platform seat. Also two well preserved Wangden rugs, produced for monastic use that feature double square panels with mandalas and interlocking swastikas. Read Thomas Wild’s account of 19th century carpet manufacture in Tibet in HALI 181.

Max Lerch Exklusive Teppiche & Textilien, Munich, SETAREH, Dusseldorf and Teppichkunst Hirschberg, Cologne will also be exhibiting at the fair, where there will be a ‘Young Collectors Room’ oriented explicitly toward visitors who want to ‘learn new things about old things’.

Tibetan rugs at Cologne Fine Art 2014, Seat cover with Tiger pelt, 19th century, 97 x 66 cm

Seat cover with Tiger pelt, 19th century, 97 x 66 cm

Tibetan rugs at Cologne Fine Art 2014, Tiger Rug with double pearl border, 19th century, 137 x 78 cm

Tiger Rug with double pearl border, 19th century, 137 x 78 cm

Tibetan rugs at Cologne Fine Art 2014, 'Tie-dye-Crosses' Rug, circa 1900, 180 x 80 cm

‘Tie-dye-Crosses’ Rug with crosses resembling a traditional tigma tie-dye textile design, circa 1900, 180 x 80 cm

Tibetan rugs at Cologne Fine Art 2014, Saddle Rug with frog feet pattern, 19th century, 122 x 61 cm

Saddle Rug with frog feet pattern, 19th century, 122 x 61 cm

Wangden warp face back rug, 19th century, 160 x 76 cm

Wangden warp face back rug, 19th century, 160 x 76 cm

Tibetan rugs at Cologne Fine Art 2014, Wangden warp face back rug, 19th century, 156 x 74 cm

Wangden warp face back rug, 19th century, 156 x 74 cm

 

 

 

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