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Late 19th C. ArchaicAntique Tibetan sitting rug, good variations in the blue, the corner swastikas and endless knot motifs are quite unique. I think these blue sitting rugs are wonderful to accessorize with. I have a very powerful cobalt blue vase that has tremendous detail- these rugs take the eyes from base to top. Also works well in front of my dark wood Japanese Tansu (small cabinet). mid level

The Swastika is a good-luck symbol and is conducive to well-being. In the Buddhist tradition, the swastika symbolizes the feet or footprints of the Buddha. With the spread of Buddhism, it has passed into the iconography of China and Japan where it has been used to denote abundance, prosperity and long life. In India, Hindus use the swastika at thresholds, doors, and offerings. In ancient Mesopotamia it was a favourite symbol on coinage, In Scandinavia it was the symbol for the god Thor's hammer. In early Christian art it was called the gammadion cross because it was made of four gammas.