A superb work of textile art from Bhutan!
Used for protection against rain and cold.
The weaving technique makes the wool water resistant.
Made of Yathra or wool woven with special motifs including the auspicious diamond on the central panel.
The three panels are woven from the same loom length and then cut and stitched together lengthwise.
Older charkhaps or charkabs such as this one have fewer rows and restrained color schemes and less elaborate decoration with motifs.
The saturated colors are like jewels!
Estimated to be from the 1800s
Now mounted on a silk base cloth
47 x 45 inches
Price on Request