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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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