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Early to Mid 19th C. Antique Tibetan Rug, this unusual lovely Purple field was made using insect larvae, the light blue is also a rare color.Nice archaic design starting with the 3 mandalas. The border is also quite telling, this simpilistic two tone leave design with longated floral is associated with rugs from the mid 19th century. Also one can note the squares in the corners, early geometric clouds and symbolism on the border sides. expensive

The Mandala symbolizes the entire universe in terms of planets and time cycles, as well as aspects of our body and mind, and even the practice. Deities and other images within the mandala represent for example the sense organs, the elements and mental aspects, all in a purified state.