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Rug of the Week

Antique Ningxia Chinese Carpet 10.8 by 12.0 1800 We  LOVE Chinese carpets.  Absolutely. Rahmanan has the largest collection of Antique Chinese Rug and Carpets in New York. In America. In the world. In the galaxy. In the universe. Period. A … Continue reading

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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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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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Chinese Art Deco: circa 1930

#40-986 Chinese – Art Deco 8’0″ x 10’0″ circa 1930 As seen in ‘Art Deco & Modernist Carpets’ by Susan Dry (page 94)   In the 1930s, the demand for handwoven rugs, which could not be made in the United … Continue reading

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