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Antique Carpets of China: NingXia

The Western Chinese province of NingXia has a mostly Muslim population and is the source of many of the oldest Chinese carpets of the modern era (Ming Dynasty and later). The designs are typically Chinese: fretwork or Greek key borders, … Continue reading

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Woven Arts of China: Antique Rugs

Archeological excavations have produced rugs from the Han Dynasty China, and carpets have been woven continually in China proper since the Ming Dynasty.  Antique carpets available today are principally from three sources. NingXia, in Western China, wove softly textured, loosely … Continue reading

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