Antique Tibetan runners. A Pair of monastery runners woven around 1920. These runners would have been used as seating spaces for the monks, each of the small medallions being one seating area. Each runner therefore being able to seat 6 monks sat opposite each other, with a space between for access.
Tibetan rugs and antiques cannot be properly introduced without a brief discussion of the Tibetan plateau, the highest plateau in Asia.