carpet of flayed man (gyang gzhi)

wool on cotton
Tibet, early 20th cent.
size: 129 x 82 cm.

very rare carpet, used during excorcising-rituals, as in the Cham-dances.

The upper and lower border are slightly shortened.

ex-coll. Bob van Grevenbroek (`Dutch Bob’), Kathmandu
1988: Franz Bausbach, Germany
2008 (?): Felix Elwert, Madison, Wisconsin, USA
2012: Rupert Smith
2013: Wasim Zaman, Kathmandu

see:
Jane Casey, Tantric Carpets from the Himalayas, London (Rossi and Rossi), 2008, p. 16-27.
Nathalie Bazin e.a., Rituels tibétaines, Visions secrètes du Ve Dalai Lama, Paris 2002, p. 174-175, nrs. 152-154

 

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