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Rare Antique Tibet Rug, Fire motif. Rarer than Tiger rugs, some debate as to this design. I have always considered this the oldest cloud motif, but I have heard that this is fire, which is considerably rarer. Unusual to find such an old green and it has nice variation. In the center, the pile had something sitting on it and the pile is slightly higher. Conservatively date this to mid 19th C. expensive

Fire is the wisdom-energy of wrathful forms blazes like the sun's inexhaustible fire. The sun, as a symbol of pure wisdom, is consumed with fire, yet is not itself consumed. Its eternal fire is inexhaustible.