Auspicious Carpets: A Tibetan View of Aesthetics
8: Checker Bird
Checkerboard designs are found in textiles from many cultures, but Tibetans produced an enormous number of them. They were thought to bring good luck and were often used at marriages. This saddle set with the "bird from far away" is unique among surviving pieces.
photographs by George Mann
carpets from the Archives of Bob van Grevenbroek