Who knew crazy eyes, claws, and teeth could be so beautiful?
In Tibetan mythology, tigers embody power and a balanced mind. The rugs show the animal either alive or as a tiger skin. In one version, he is often depicted strolling in a bamboo forest. As a skin, he is shown either with full head and paws, or as a striped pattern, almost abstract. Whatever the case, these animals are admired for their beauty and respected for their danger. I don't know about you, but I want some beauty and danger in my house, reminding me on a daily basis that I am powerful.
Click on each one to get the full view, as there's more amazing detail to be seen beyond the square thumbnail image. Apologies for the poor photo quality, but you get the gist.