Auspicious Carpets: A Tibetan View of Aesthetics
3: Flat-Head Dragon
An extremely old piece with a multiplied, thick pile. Tibetan dragon renderings are endless, but with its flat head and big grin this one is unique. Its effect was intended - what seems comic may have been auspicious to Tibetans creating numerous delightful animal forms.
photographs by George Mann
carpets from the Archives of Bob van Grevenbroek