There is a tradition of interpreting this Tibetan design as a straight chessboard, one of the pleasures of the educated class. The outer border is a loose interpretation of geometric key and fret design enclosing a star. The inner border resembles a cursive running water design.
Large knots of this scale are often seen in Tibetan area rugs. We wanted to include many different materials and weaves in this collection and this rug is the most chunky hand-knotted piece.