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America Trip – 19th Century Antique Tibetan Carpets

19th Century Antique Tibetan Dragon Carpet

has just returned from a viewing trip to America, where he has been privileged to see a variety of antique rugs and ancient textiles.

19th Century Tibetan Dragon Rug“During my trip to the USA, I chanced upon this fantastic piece – a 19th Century Antique Tibetan Carpet. Interestingly, the Dragons are all large – 3 or 4 frets long. It’s very rare to see this type of work – it’s a speciality – this particular Tibetan carpet has been made in 2 pieces, in 2 separate looms, which were then brought together at a later date to complete the Tibetan carpet.”

“I will be exhibiting this fantastic 19th Century Antique Tibetan Carpet at Asia week, at the BOAF in Brussels“.

19th Century Tibetan Dragon Rug - Zadah Eastern GemsDragons are one of the more popular designs on antique Tibetan carpets, as the Dragon is a good luck symbol in Tibetan folklore – Tibetans consider the Dragon to be a benevolent being, bringing goodwill to mankind. This is in sharp contrast to the way ancient Western culture portrays the Dragon – in George and the Dragon, for example.

Dragons on Tibetan rugs usually take the form of a Thunder Dragon, or more rarely, a Wood Dragon. Thunder Dragons are often seen on Tibetan carpets with clouds denoting their passage through the sky. They are called Thunder Dragons due to the noise they make as they pass through the heavens. Lighting may also be seen on a Tibetan carpet featuring a Thunder Dragon

The Thunder Dragons of Ancient Tibetan Carpets aren’t mere flying creatures. They also rule the seas and hold dominion over the rain. The Tibetan word for Dragon is ‘Druk’ – and it appears on all kinds of textiles and objects – from ancient Tibetan Carpets to Paintings, in Architecture and murals. To the Tibetans, Druk is a magical creature that lives in the clouds.

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The Zadah Easterns Gems Exhibition – Antique Rugs and Carpets, Antique Textiles and Antiquities

The private preview of Zadah gallery’s Exhibition took place on the 30th march, 2011. The exhibition took place until the 7th April, 2011


The Zadah Gallery Spring Exhibition of Antique Textiles, Rugs and Tapestries

Antique Rugs Carpets and Antique Textiles Exhibition March 2011Containing Antique Carpets and Rugs, and Antique Textiles, Zadah Gallery’s latest exhibition features a selection of very rare, highly collectable, museum-quality antique rugs and textiles from historical Dynasties such as Ming and Mughul.

Yesterday, we held a private evening for a select group of experts, including many international antique textile specialists, dealers, curators, publishers and private guests in attendance, including one of the editors of Halli Magazine, Markus Voigt, and Jacqueline Simcock.

The pieces shown at the exhibition are all museum pieces and very rare.

Antique Rugs Carpets and Antique Textiles Exhibition March 2011The evening was a resounding success, and the guests enjoyed champagne and sushi canapes, whilst marveling at the intricacy of the textiles and craftsmanship ranging from the 16th to 19th Century. These include the Ottoman, Ming Dynasty and Mughal periods.

Richly woven antique Persian rugs, and other eastern carpets and antique rugs were also available to view, from our extensive collection of antique rugs from the East.

You are invited to visit this exclusive exhibition.

All the pieces are for sale. You have the opportunity to own a rich piece of history, exquisitely beautiful and exceptionally rare.

We have one of the finest collections of antique rugs, persian rugs, ancient tapestries, antique textiles, and eastern antiquities, that you can see outside a museum, but only for a short time.

Private viewings with Zadah can be arranged. Call us on (+44) 020 7935 7125

written by Gulrukh Khan


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