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Antique Early Tibetan Saddle Carpet

An antique early Tibetan saddle carpet with an aubraged central light blue and green field above stylized floral roundels amidst 'lishui' and 'frog's feet' field worked in polychrome wool yarn against a dark blue background woven on an all wool support. The central field is set off with inner pearl border and a scrolling floral design outer border worked against a terra cotta ground. The saddle tie-down holes are reinforced with leather.
Circa 1850 AD
116 x 62 cm