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The Shou Symbol on Antique Peking Chinese Carpets

  Chinese art loves symbols whether they are calligraphic, pictorial, animals or flowers, objects or natural phenomena. It is difficult to find a Chinese carpet without some symbolic elements.  The “Shou” motif is one of the most popular designs that … Continue reading

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#18355 Chinese – NingXia: circa 1750

#18355 Chinese, Ning Xia, Platform Carpet 3.99m x 4.06m (13’1” x 13’4”) 2nd half of the18th century. Structure: Warp: Cotton, white, natural, Z-4-S Weft: Cotton, white, natural, Z-4, 2 shoots alternating Pile: Wool, Z-3 or Z-4, asymmetric knot, 4-5 h. … Continue reading

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