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|Antique Bat Designed Tibetan Rug resembling a mirror image. Nice fluid movement, great Bat graphics and maybe the tightest example of pre-1920 Tibetan rug known. For a small sitting rug the detail is amazing and the movements gives it much greater size than actual. One on my best pieces. Truely artistic. expensive
The Bat is the emblem of good fortune. When something is depicted upside-down it means it has arrived, so the common depiction of an upside-down bat symbolizes good fortune has arrived.
A Red Lotus signifies the original nature and purity of the heart. It is the lotus of love, compassion, passion and all other qualities of the heart. It is the flower of Avalokiteshvara, the bodhisattva of compassion. An open blossom signifies full enlightenment; a closed blossom signifies the potential for enlightenment.