Tag Archives: Art Deco

Rugs of the Week

Chinese Art Deco Minimalism Today, minimalism reigns in much of the decorative carpet world. No borders, no traditional patterns, no classic design protocols. It is all so new, or is it? You might be surprised to discover that border less … Continue reading

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Rugs of the Week

Antique Art Deco Chinese Carpets. The color mavens at the Pantone Color Institute have settled on a hue for 2017: “Greenery” (no. 15-0343), a grassy , welcoming green, with a touch of yellow and not at all deep or foresty. … Continue reading

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Antique Rugs of China: Art Deco

The term Art Deco refers to the style launched at the 1925 Paris World’s Fair Exhibition of Modern and Industrial Decorative Art.  Woven between the wars for the Western Market by mostly American owned firms, especially Nichols and Fette, Chinese … 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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