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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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Mongolian Weavings

The exact source of carpets termed “Mongolian” is unclear.  Certainly these carpets were woven in the Chinese style, with their fret borders, shou medallions, and other far-eastern motifs.  Mongolian rugs, however, are bolder and simpler, course of weave with a … Continue reading

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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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