Antique Painted Mongolian Kesi - woven textile featuring cranes woven in pastel colors surrounded by painted plants and symbols in an earthy brown tone

TX266 - Painted Mongolian Tapestry - 5'2 x 7'1

Regular price $1,650.00 Sale

This tapestry was handoven and painted in Mongolia during the early 20th century.

It is finely woven of wool in the Kesi style and features a large central crane about to enter flight flanked by four smaller cranes in pink, purple, orange, seafoam and cream atop a golden field. The crane is a very auspicious symbol in Asian culture that represents many positive connotations such as happiness and longevity. A crane in flight can represent specific things like ambition or more the more general interpretation of good things to come.

A variety of birds, flowering plants and orbs have been painted on the tapestry after the weaving has been completed added more depth and symbolism. A very special and hard to find piece. In excellent condition with all of the painting intact.


Size: 5'2" x 7'1" [1.6m x 2.2m]

Age: 1900 - 1925

Country of Origin: Mongolian

Type of Textile: Wool Kesi 

Material:  Wool on Wool

Condition: Excellent

 

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