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19th C. West Tibetan Kampa Yak Wool Shawl

$4,995.00
Central Asia, Western Tibet, Kampa Warrior tribe, ca. mid to late 19th century CE. A large, beautiful shawl, tightly-woven from yak wool fibers in dyed hues of gold, cream, teal, magenta, burgundy, topaz, black, and ruby. The rectangular textile boasts three columns of rectangular sections alternating between yellow and white, each detailed with five small crosses in either pink or blue hues. Each cross-adorned section is separated by striated panels of blue, green, and red tones. Shawls like this were worn to protect against the cold weather of the harsh Tibetan climate. Mounted on a thick fabric backing. Size of textile: 52.4" W x 96" H (133.1 cm x 243.8 cm); size of backing: 62.7" W x 105.8" H (159.3 cm x 268.7 cm)

Condition: Light fraying to edges and a few of the interior threads, especially the cross symbols. Some fading and light staining on surface, mainly concentrated to a few areas. Fabric mount has several velcro panels on verso.

Provenance: private Hawaii, USA collection; ex-private San Francisco, California, USA collection

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