Tag Archives: China

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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Weavings of Khotan

Located in the southern region of Xinjiang, the innermost of the trio of Silk Road Cities (with Kashagar and Yarkand), Khotan weaves carpets mostly in the 6’0″ x 12’0″ size. These pieces have mostly recognizable Chinese iconography, borrow some central … 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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